Well we received a bit more snow. Yesterday’s high was 35 degrees. The overnight low dipped down to 17 degrees. It was 18 degrees with clear skies at 7am observation. We received 1.14” of precipitation. We received another 2” of fresh white snow bringing our snow fall total to 7”. We lost some snow due to yesterday’s rain, but there is still plenty for everyone to enjoy this weekend. Traction devices will be needed to reach the summit. The upper section of Alum will be icy on the exposed rocky areas so tread carefully through those areas. Also, our local Bobcat has been out and about. Wonder if I’ll catch a glimpse of one this year.
Excited to see what waited outside. I was eager to wake up well before my alarm went off. Upon opening my cabin door the chill of LeConte struck me with a good morning of cold air and a fresh layer of snow. The familiar crunch of snow under my muck boots as I make my way to the kitchen makes me smile. With the strike of a match kerosene flames light up the early morning. Let see what today brings.
Yesterday was a nasty day to be out. Trails have turned into mashed potatoes and there is no escaping getting your feet wet. Rain moved in around noon bringing surges of wind and light rain until turning to snow around 7 pm last night. Today looks to be a much better day to be out. A fresh blanket of snow awaits you up top. Who will be the first the break trail ? See you at the top!