Hello loyal readers! JP signing in for my first post as Winter Caretaker. I look forward to keeping everyone updated on the trail conditions and life on the mountain this winter.
We had a low of 9 last night and a high of 47 yesterday. It was 22 this morning and conditions were clear and sunny. There is still about 1.5 inches of snow up top. The trail will be icy in spots, so consider taking along some kind of traction device (Microspikes, Icewalkers, etc.).
It's been a pleasure exploring the area and learning my responsibilities for the winter. I tried to familiarize myself with the area yesterday. I hiked out to Cliff Tops (twice) and Myrtle Point. Allyson taught me how to use the blog and Chris helped me out with weather this morning. I've been picking up all sorts of other tidbits about life on the mountain and what to expect this coming winter.
I'm looking forward to meeting the llamas today and continuing to scout out the area. Safe hiking, everyone!
The view outside my cabin as I woke up yesterday morning! Allyson is right - I brought some weather!
The view from Myrtle Point yesterday afternoon.
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