It’s a soggy, wet morning up top! The high yesterday was a warm 48 degrees. The overnight low dipped down to 28 degrees. It was 34 degrees at 7am observation. The mountain received 1.78” of precipitation. Much of the snow has melted with the heavy rains, but there are still pockets of snow lingering around the mountain. Trails are sure to be a wet mess today. The upper cable section on Alum still has some deeper parts of snow but not an issue. Today looks to be a very nasty day to be out hiking so if you venture out plan for wet conditions. Be safe and smart! Lots of people out yesterday without proper gear. Headlamps are a huge piece of gear that weighs nothing. These hollers get darker way before the sunsets. Also, traction! It is still icy on parts of the mountain. These are a valuable piece of gear that will safely get you up/down the mountain. Have fun and be safe folks! Snow is in the forecast for the higher elevations today. Snowfall amounts unknown so stay tuned!
My supper meal consisted of a hearty Butternut Squash, sautéed chicken with fresh sweet peppers and onions. Roasted red pepper Quinoa and rice was mixed into a huge seasoned cast iron skillet and set on low heat. 20 minutes later I hade one delicious, fresh meal. I’m glad I hiked all this up. It makes it worth the heavy pack to see your supper creation.