It's a stunning day up top. The clear, colour soaked skies and fresh snow are absolutely spectacular. The high yesterday reached 47 balmy degrees, then got down to 9 degrees overnight. It was a dramatic drop in just a few hours. It was 9 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received a 1/2" of new snow. The trails are sure to be rather icy with all the water from yesterday's near 2 inches of rain, so be prepared for some slick stuff underneath this gorgeous snow. Enjoy the day!
The mountain decided to treat me to some surprise snow and the results are fantastic. It is only about a half inch, but the rime coating everything is enough to change the character of all my favorite trees around camp. Snow is Nature's renewal. All is fresh and light and filled with promise. It is always amazing how much this change of scene; this frozen renewal, inspires me. I didn't realize just how much winter envy I had until my friend texted me a photo of their view in Colorado... and just that night, I find flurries flying as I head to bed. If you don't think the universe has a sense of humour, you're not paying attention.