It was a cold day on the mountain. The high was 34º with a low of 21º. We sold a lot of hot cocoa to cold day hikers. Around dinner time, we witnessed the first flurries of the fall. Lesley guessed the date for the crew snow pool. The funny thing is she is at the beach with her family and missed this cold spell and the flurries. I am pretty sure she will be able to experience winter on the mountain before we hike down in November.
Ruthie is getting to experience what it means to run this place during cold weather. There are a lot of things that could freeze like the water pump, the flush toilets, the crew shower room, and the lines to the kitchen. One thing the management is responsible for is to make sure these things to do not freeze and break. She is going to be a pro at tearing down a water pump before she leaves LeConte.