It’s currently 30 degrees and clear up top. Yesterday’s high was 40 degrees, with an overnight low of 16 degrees. We received .63” inches of rain since yesterday’s report.
Expect the trails on Mt. Le Conte to be exceptionally icy. I wouldn’t recommend trying to come up top unless you have proper ice traction.
I woke to the stars shining through my bedroom window. Laying quietly in the darkness, an oversized smile smeared across my face. It was going to be a good day. The slushy path to the kitchen had frozen solid, turning yesterday’s footprints into ankle rolling craters. Inside the kitchen, I lit the stove and began the coffee process. Two fresh loaves of oatmeal bread lay on the shelf. My thoughts drifted to a glorious collaboration between bread, butter, a cast-iron skillet, and pear preserves. Drooling, I shoved the thought aside and left the kitchen - sunrise neared.
A sunrise after cloud covered days is always the most rewarding. Today’s show was no exception. A full sensory experience at it’s finest. With the deep smell of evergreens filling my nose, the wind gave me friendly shoves toward my destination. The sun brought purples and blues that left me feeling numb. I lingered as long as I could. The wind shoved me…
Reminding me to head for home.