I love this quote. It spoke to me yesterday as I was chatting with some dayhikers about my adventures over the winter. One of the any many aspects I love about this job is the fascinating people I get to meet on a day to day basis and hearing about their many adventures. I can say, for a fact, that I will walk away from this job with a "bucket list" that is never ending. I feel as though I mark one item off of my list and add three. I guess what I am getting at with this post, is if you desire to witness the beauty of the mountain in person, make it happen. If you are physically able to make the journey, make it happen. We love to meet hikers who have made their first trip to the mountain. I can say with certainty that it will not be their last.
The weather has been amazing over the weekend. The high yesterday was 49º. The skies were blue and the snow melted quite a bit. It is going to be pretty muddy for a few days. The warmer temperatures should help to dry some of the moisture from the ground. The trails are fine. There are still some slick spots in the areas that are not reached by sun, but you should be able to navigate around those areas with ease. With this being said, Boulevard and Bullhead are still in pretty bad shape. I would not recommend those trails until they have been cleared.