Its a fine morning on the mountain. Calm winds with a heavy inversion have taken over the daylight hours. The high yesterday only reached 26 degrees with an overnight low of 22 degrees. It is currently 23 and warming as I type. We received 0.20” of precipitation with 1” of new snowfall bringing our snow depth to 9.5”. Warmer weather returns this week with abundant sunshine all before the next front of snowfall returns for the weekend. Traction is needed to reach the summit safely. Bring those best layers as well as puffy jackets it’s chilly up top. Hwy. 441 remains closed as of now but, Cherokee Orchard Rd just opened so, access to Rainbow Falls and Bullhead await you. Have a good day folks.
Heavy snow fell as I loaded my pack with much needed groceries for the mountain. Things included: 5 lbs. of potatoes, onions, apples, bananas, asparagus, spinach, carrots, peppers, honey and many other fresh veggies. Lacing up my trusty trail-runner paired with high gaiters wrapping my lower legs, I set off. The climb was steady as I approached the higher elevations. I followed the white covered trial like the yellow brick road from the Wizard of Oz. I admired the beauty that I was covered in and smiled. My arrival into camp was coated in a thick fog with a snow covered mountain. I was home! The night set in and I retired to my cozy cabin. I read by oil lamp and dozed off. See you at the top!