I took this photo this morning on a popular trail from town. It is popular when it is warmer, which by 11am it was, and I passed many trekkers on my walk back. On my way though, I was alone, but I didn't feel alone. It seems so forested and dense now, but several generations ago the hills were bald and miners were busy on the creekside. I tried to imagine them as I walked, and hummed Christmas music.