All other creatures look down toward the earth, but man was given a face so that he might turn his eyes toward the stars and his gaze upon the sky. Ovid
It was a brisk (some might even say wintry!) day yesterday. The high was only 36 degrees. The low was 20 degrees after yesterday's cool start to the day. It was 26 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation yesterday. The trails are still quite wet after Tuesday's heavy rainfall. Portions up top will be icy after these low temperatures. Be prepared!
I had a nice hike out the Boulevard trail yesterday. The trail is in pretty good shape. There are still 3 or 4 tricky blowdowns, but they are passable. It was unusual seeing no snow atop LeConte, then hitting the Boulevard and finding a pleasant dusting. I am a very amateur meteorologist, so I have no explanation for this, but it was a wonderful surprise. A dash of winter to sate my appetite. I also read this great article on cabin life. I paid them off not to include LeConte so I can still have some semblance of solitude.
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