It was another mild day yesterday. The high was 40. It was very sunny for the majority of the day. The low was 25. It was 26 and hazy at observation. It looks like we'll have a clear night for New Years' stargazing. I am hoping to make it at least to hiker midnight - 9pm!
I spent the majority of yesterday inside to recover from my 2 big days. It was a very leisurely day. I finished a book, took a nap and talked to a few dayhikers. Special thanks to those who packed me in some oranges, apples, bananas, peppers and a NY Times! It is greatly appreciated. There are few greater pleasures than being comfortably tired after a big hike and curling up with a newspaper.
Be careful on the slopes today. There was quite a bit of ice on my hike last night. As I've mentioned before, Kahtoola Microspikes are the most effective means of walking along the ice. You can find them at the NOC just outside the park. They are worth every penny, as having confidence in your traction is a great relief in these tricky conditions. It's so nice to be able to take in the views without worrying about every foothold.