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Up Owls Head pinnacle

There is, of course more than one trail up our many-sided little mountain.

I have heard

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warmly discussed the


of the daring piton-aided climb

over the sliding rocky face

with vistas gained at

each breathing place

against the slow forest path

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with mosquitoes whispering

all around rare wildflowers and

the cool wading in

down-rushing streams.

Both will come at last

to the same summit.

Companioning there

the climbers speak

only of the one beauty

spread before them.

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