It's a grey blustery morning up top. The high yesterday reached 42 degrees. The overnight low was 28 degrees. It was 34 degrees and mostly cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received .26" of rain yesterday and there's been quite a bit of melt. There is still about 4 inches of snow remaining up top. The trails are pretty packed down and very slushy. I would definitely recommend Microspikes and some sort of waterproof footwear. Enjoy the day!
I had a really nice hike down Alum yesterday. The trails are in very sloppy shape, but it was great nonetheless. The air was refreshingly crisp rather than purely frigid and it was comfortable shorts weather. I could hardly believe it, but I smelled spring on the horizon as the warm rain was falling yesterday afternoon. There is still snow on the ground, but it is trending towards more spring like conditions on the mountain. The seasonal change always seems to catch me off guard... I miss the winter gone by, think of all the good times in deep snow, have a short period of mourning and then, all of a sudden, I am ready to welcome spring, in all it's generosity.