After being in the clouds all day yesterday, it was a treat to watch the sun rise this morning with a nice pillow of clouds covering the valley below. I will say that cloud inversions are one of my favorite images to witness on the mountain. It makes me want to take a stroll across the cotton like ocean. Better yet, a nap would be marvelous. No time for naps today. It is going to be a busy day up top for the crew. Our fellow employee, Ruthie, lost her grandmother on Saturday. She hiked down to spend time with her family during this time of mourning. Her grandmother had a wonderful 99 1/2 years surrounded by loved ones. We send our sympathy and prayers to Ruthie's family. Time to get the table set for breakfast. It is a chilly morning. The high yesterday was 57º with a low of 44º. If you are hiking up to spend the night, don't forget your layers. You will want them for the evenings.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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