Bishop's Blog: Cloudy, with a chance of revelation

I have twice been to the top of Cannon Mountain, near New Hampshire’s Franconia Notch. An aerial tramway carries visitors to the mountain’s pinnacle. One of my family visits there was on a clear, sunny day. You could see in every direction, as far as Vermont, Maine, and even Quebec – a stunning vista of mountains, forests, and lakes. A decade earlier we had ridden up to the summit on a day of dense fog. Visibility was about ten feet. It had been a waste of time and money. We had seen nothing – or so it seemed.

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