Waking up to mostly cloudy skies and mild temps this last day of August. And just like that another month on the mountain is in the books. Today is expected to be much in the same, with the wall of gray dominating the periphery and the chance for scattered light rainfall throughout. The next few days should see improvement with little opportunity for precip. It even appears as though temps will finally shift to something more autumn-like. How nice to think that the dog days of summer could finally be winding down? We’re at 13 hours of daylight now, and that amount available seems to be decreasing faster and faster each day. What that means for hikers is the possibility of needing headlamps at the trailhead (if starting super early), and descending the mountain so as not to get caught out after dark. Gradually those day time highs and overnight lows are going to drop as well, so more layers will be needed when starting your hike, and upon reaching the top.
Have a great start to the week.