Sorry folks, I know you were missing the post yesterday. We were covered in clouds with storms passing all around us. Sometimes it is not possible to get a good signal from this remote mountain top. We listened to thunder most of the day and had a few rain drops, but nothing too bad. We were lucky to witness the amazing sunset that took place once the sun decided to break through a hole in the clouds. The high yesterday was 66º with 52º as the low.
I want to remind people to please make sure you start your hike with plenty of water and snacks. We have seen a few hikers make it to the top with no water and no food and seriously dehydrated. If you are hiking up the mountain and back down in one day, that is a long day. You need plenty of nourishment and water. Even if you are hiking a short hike, make sure to take food and water. You never know what could happen while on the trail. I also suggest people have a small flashlight in their pack as well. Your phone is not a good source of light. There are a lot of rocks and roots that you can trip over and cause injury. Safety is key when in the back country. Chris and I always carry water, snacks, a flashlight, an emergency space blanket, a rain jacket, a pocket knife, and a small first aid kit when ever we go for a hike. We are prepared for what ever situation we may encounter. You can ask the many hikers we have helped while in the backcountry. We made their trip much better because we were prepared. So, I wish everyone a happy and safe hike up the mountain.
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