February 16th, 2016
It's a beautiful morning up top. The high yesterday reached 33 degrees. The overnight low was 21 degrees. It was 22 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received an inch of new snow and there is about 5 inches of snow remaining up top. The trails are in surprisingly good shape, with new snow adding traction. I'd still recommend Microspikes as a precaution, but I had no trouble running around the summit yesterday. Get out and enjoy the day!
I spent most of yesterday inside, reading, doing yoga and attending to my winter quietude. The winds were fierce and proved company enough. I got restless at around 2 and went for a short jaunt to the summit and Cliff Tops. The mountain was in transformation, with heavy winds blowing snow every which way and the clouds of action flying fast overhead. It felt a little apocalyptic, quite a contrast to the clear blue skies and total stillness out my cabin door this morning. I love the mountains' mood swings and often wonder if they mirror my own.
2/16/2016 11:48:39 am
I would love your job in the winter. Well all seasons would be great.
2/16/2016 12:57:06 pm
JP, I think they do ! . Have you decided on your summer adventure yet? Was about to wander where you were .
2/16/2016 03:18:39 pm
2/16/2016 01:46:05 pm
JP, do you know if there is still an underground spring that used to be used as a cooler near the lodge?
2/16/2016 03:17:24 pm
Hi J.P.I was about to go into withdrawls since you haven't posted since the 14th.Did you have a Happy Valentine's Day?We had a beautiful and wonderful Banquet at our church.WOuld send a pic.but your aren't interested in 85 and 79 yr.Seniors.LOL
2/16/2016 04:28:08 pm
The well was near the present location of the lodge. Not to far from where the kitchen was in 1977. It was a while ago, and a mind does convert things.
2/16/2016 05:32:04 pm
Just out of curiousity...which cabin is everyone's favorite to stay in?
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