Morning y'all, It's a beautiful, clear morning up top. The high yesterday reached 30 degrees. Yesterday's low was 13 degrees, recorded early yesterday morning. It was 28 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation and there is no snow on the ground. There are patches of slick ice on the trails, but as long as you are careful with your rock hopping, I don't believe that spikes are a necessity. I saw no smoke or fire damage along the Boulevard, the AT or Alum. Get out and enjoy this beautiful Sunday!
Top photo: Where it all started. Above: Sun setting on Alum Cave trail.