It’s currently 34 degrees - cloudy with HIGH winds. We received 1.75” inches of precipitation. Expect cold - wet conditions if you’re planning to make a trip up the mountain.
24 hour temperature range: High 45 Low 34
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Looking up from the keyboard, a change in the horizon inspired a sense of urgency not experienced in ages. The viewing window would be short - I broke into a run. My canvas overalls and rubber clad boots raced up the trail like the breeze. The wind roared like a freeway. The stretched spruce swayed and bowed, familiar with this routine. Arriving to Apollo Overlook, I yelled with excitement.
Clouds swept the tree tops below, Purple explosions ignited the horizon. Lenticular clouds hovered like extraterrestrials visiting planet earth. I took shelter in the heath. Dark clouds from the south stormed onto the scene. The window was closing! I steadied my tripod and pulled the trigger…
Smiling, I made my way back to camp. The show was over.