It’s a crystal clear morning up top! The high yesterday reached 24 degrees. The overnight low dropped down to 9 degrees. Brrrrr! It was 22 degrees at 7am observation with light winds. We haven’t seen any new precipitation since Monday. Our snow depth still stands at 8”. A warming trend moving into the weekend with chances of rain Saturday and Sunday. Abundant sunshine until Saturday so hope everyone can get out and enjoy the snow before the rains move in. Traction is a must to reach the summit. NPS road crews are working to get Hwy. 441 back open. Alum cave trail has not yet been broken so that will be a great adventure to whom gets on trail first when the road opens.
Yesterday was a day to be outdoors. With warm sunshine casting down on the mountain it felt much warmer than mid 20’s. Light winds would blow crystals of snow through the air making a magnificent thing to watch. I had such a great day yesterday roaming around on the mountain. The local ravens have been out catching thermal pockets. Soaring through the high country these majestic birds are a lot of fun to watch. They are very vocal as well as playful with one another. Next time your up look for them around Cliff tops and Myrtle point. Have a great day folks!