The sky is clear—the sun is shining brightly—the temperature is already up to 32 degrees! What a difference a day makes! Yesterday was cloudy with a high temperature of 21 degrees and a low of 13 degrees. The roads were closed yesterday so I saw no foot traffic on the mountain. With yesterday’s low temperatures we still have six inches of snow here on top.
Today just might be a good day to do laundry (by hand, of course)! I’ve been procrastinating because it takes time to haul an adequate amount of water up the mountain from the spring, heat the water on the stove, and then wash the clothes by hand.
The good news is that I don’t usually get too hot and sweaty up here in the winter—and if I did, the only people who would see me just climbed six miles up the mountain, so they’re hot and sweaty too and not likely to complain about my appearance.
My first day hiker of the day just came by the lodge at 10:15 AM. He came up Bullhead and is going down the Rainbow Falls trail.