"Let the rain wash away
All the pain of yesterday..."
Most of the group had gone farther up the mountain. A few rested under a rock overhang, out of the rain. But two students and I walked to the overlook and soaked in the silence...while getting soaked (bad pun intended), just listening, existing, appreciating.
This was the most peaceful, nature-laden moment of the trip. Those million or so stairs? Worth it, no question.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park