It’s another fine morning at 6593’. The sun is shining and the snow is sparkling in the daylight. It was a mild day yesterday with the afternoon temps reaching 33 degrees. Our overnight low only dropped down to a cool 20 degrees. It’s currently 32 degrees with calm winds and blue skies above. A heavy inversion lays heavy again on the valley below with mountain peaks poking out to say hello. The rays of sunshine we saw yesterday melted our snow depth down to around 7.5”. Today looks to be much of the same with plenty of sunshine with calm winds making it very pleasant to be outside. Looking ahead, snow is forecasted for the weekend with much colder temps moving back into the region. US Hwy. 441 remains closed for snow/ice but, Cherokee Orchard is accessible. Have a great day!
It was a winter sports day on the mountain yesterday. The retro ski boots clipped in nicely to the cross country skis. Having never used this type of contraption. I set off. Gliding through the forest with heavy snow clinging to the fir trees. With no clouds in the sky, I felt totally free. This was definitely a new perspective to see the mountain. These very large sticks on my feet are not the easiest to turnaround. Being that I didn’t totally wipeout, it was a successful adventure. On to the next sporting event, Tubing. The front steps that lead into camp are ideal for this sport. Sitting in this large doughnut shaped rubber tube I pushed off. Gaining more speed than I anticipated and spinning backwards I finally rested just in front of cabin 5 & 6. Whoooo! That’s a blast. Having worked up a bit of an appetite I thought I would make a homemade apple cobbler to reward myself for not crashing. The day grew into evening and I set off to relax in my cabin. Oil lamps trickle into the night and I fade into a deep sleep. See you at the top!