It's still snowy up top! The mountain is in a bit of grey at the moment. The high yesterday reached 21 degrees. The low was negative 1 degree. It warmed up overnight and it's currently 22 and cloudy. The mountain received no new snow, but it looks as though there is more in the forecast today. There's still about 6 inches of total snow on the ground. Be sure to pack your gaiters and waterproof boots, it's easy to get wet feet with this much accumulation. An extra pair of socks for the hike down is always pleasant, too.
_I went out for an afternoon stroll yesterday. I wanted to see how many tracks I could spot. I can't believe it's February and I'm just getting enough snow to do this... sigh. My friend Bob believes he saw the bobcat's trademark eerie green eyes lingering behind the shelter last weekend and the tracks seem to indicate that he could be correct! There were plenty all around the shelter, perhaps he/she was looking to feast on the healthy rodent population. The tracks were much bigger than I was expecting. They were so disarmingly big , I had to do a bit of a double take. And look suspiciously through the underbrush! This all seems to indicate that the bobcat is back... although I'm going to just pretend that somebody was considerate enough to leave me a baby snow leopard to befriend...
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