Another fine morning on the mountain. The high yesterday reached 25 degrees. The overnight low only dropped down to 12 degrees. It’s currently 14 degrees with calm winds. We haven’t received any new precipitation making our snow depth around 8”. Traction is definitely needed to safely reach the summit. Warmer temperatures again today with increasing clouds and chances of snow tonight into Sunday morning. We are under a “ Winter Storm Warning” from 7pm tonight until Sunday at noon. Be safe folks and have a good day!
5am wake up! Yesterday’s hike for sunrise we broke trail from Apollo overlook to Myrtle Point. Knee deep drifts made the trek slow. Every step you take you would punch through the top layer of crust all before sinking down to your knees in fresh powder. Once we arrived we were greeted with one of the most spectacular shows I’ve witnessed on the mountain. High level clouds hovered over Mt. Guyot to the east. Rich colors brightened the morning skies and welcomed a new day. Calm winds made it very enjoyable to bare the colder temperatures. When the wind picks up on the mountain it will cut right through you. It was hard to leave to morning show but breakfast was calling my name. So I set off. Back at camp it was sledding day. The long steps are ideal for sliding through camp. Today looks to be much of the same. Well folks, French Toast is calling my name. See you at the top!