December 15th, 2015
It's a beautiful morning up top. The high yesterday reached 47 degrees. The overnight low was 37 degrees. It was 37 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received .46" of rain yesterday morning. It looks as if today will be another beautiful day, so get out and enjoy it!
My friends and I spent yesterday exploring all around the mountain. We did our best to enjoy the blustery conditions in the morning, hiking out to Myrtle Point in our rain gear, examining mosses and pointing out pine siskins. At 2, there was a dramatic clearing. The storm was almost immediately gone and the temperatures dropped quickly. The mountain felt very alive as the sun danced through the crevices of the spruces and firs previously inhabited by the wind and raindrops...
12/15/2015 10:53:03 am
Liked sunset, & 'Cliff top after the storm' without the blue 'bob'! , & 'Running to Myrtle Point' & "Myrtle Point" without yellow 'bob' !! Enjoy..
12/15/2015 12:05:36 pm
What great weather you seem to be getting for December! I always loved a bit of rain when hiking and camping.
tomk in SC
12/15/2015 07:55:03 pm
Either take the 1/2 mile each way to Jump Off near the end of the Boulevard just before to AT OR take the AT east 1 mile to Charlies Bunion. Either one is exceptional and a real treat to the Boulevard. Either place is a great place for lunch prior to finishing out the hike!
12/15/2015 12:38:03 pm
It is amazing how far the trails have eroded over the years. I spent the night at Myrtle Point to watch the sun rise. People had to wake me up.
12/15/2015 02:51:53 pm
It is amazing how much the trails have eroded. I spend the night at Myrtle Point to watch the sun rise. People had to wake me up.
12/15/2015 03:59:22 pm
I am soooo enjoying your posts. It lets me live vicariously through you! My husband and I are hoping to make a winter hike up, so maybe we'll get to meet you! Stay healthy!!
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