Nature was here something savage and awful, though beautiful. I looked with awe at the ground I trod on, to see what the Powers had made there, the form and fashion and material of their work. This was that Earth of which we have heard, made out of Chaos and Old Night. Here was no man's garden, but the unhandselled globe. It was not lawn, nor pasture, nor mead, nor woodland, nor lea, nor arable, nor waste-land. It was the fresh and natural surface of the planet Earth, as it was made forever and ever. Thoreau
It's a blustery, warm morning up top. The high yesterday reached 42 degrees. The overnight low was 26 degrees, recorded early yesterday morning. It was 42 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received no measurable precipitation and there is no snowfall on the ground. The trails are a little soggy and are sure to be a bit slick. I wouldn't say that Microspikes are a necessity, but I would recommend carrying them if they give you peace of mind. Get out and enjoy this breezy Saturday!