It's a beautiful, snowy morning up top. The high yesterday reached 36 degrees. The overnight low was 10 degrees. It was 19 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received 6 inches of additional snow, bringing our snowfall total to 12 inches. There are sure to be deeper drifts in windswept sections, so prepare for a tiring day if you intend to hit the trails. I would still recommend Microspikes, as there are some slick spots underneath the powdery goodness. Get out and enjoy this taste of winter!
I spent a nice chunk of yesterday wandering around in the afternoon, before settling in on my porch just as the snow started falling. It was perfect timing - the dusk hours had provided a slate gray backdrop to the highlight the fast falling flakes. There are few things that beat spending the final daylight hours huddled in a sleeping bag, sipping tea, enjoying the caretaker tv.