It’s shaping up to be a gorgeous day in the mountains. Last night’s sunset was stellar as we looked out over the clouds and watched them slowly clear out to the east, exposing the twinkling lights below as the colors waned above. The stars were incalculable, and you could easily pick out the hazy shades of the Milky Way. This morning’s sunrise was equally as impressive and clear. It’s quickly getting brighter each morning, as the need to use headlamps and kerosene lanterns to make breakfast is lessening. Once the sun took control of the day, we were able to tap 58 degrees for a high. Our low was yesterday morning’s 40 degrees at observation. The misting cloud we sat in all morning added 0.1” of rainfall before moving off. It’s currently 54 degrees and rising. Should be a great day to get out and play in the sun!
It’s been great to hear everyone’s compliments regarding the renovated staircase coming into the Dining Hall. Those of you who have paid us a visit these last few weeks may have noticed the other maintenance work we’re whittling away at in terms of steps and paths. The heavy rains and snow can take their toll on buildings, footpaths, and drainage ditches, so it’s good to give them some TLC every once in a while. Yesterday, ACE, P-Nut, and I decided to tackle our next project of refortifying the landing behind the kitchen. Hauling and smashing up rocks can be quite satisfying. This is the same place where our favorite llamas get to rest and replenish once they arrive with our supplies. We’ll see what they think of having a nice level spot to relax again!
Enjoy this fabulous weather and have a great day.
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