the passes will open soon.
its not difficult to see the solstice signals especially if you’re seeking them out. they don’t really make any effort hide themselves. most of the time you’ll see it in and around the lakes—especially at the big lake. sometimes the surface of the water almost becomes like a looking glass and you can’t see anything below. its as if you’re looking up from below the surface of the water.
from the appearance of the first sign the visit preparations starts. most of them usually pack light going for a quick look just to see what’s it like on the other side of the mirror and they go back before the moon sets. some only have short visits sharing only a meal or two with very old friends or family. less than a handful stay until the next solstice.