It’s a chilly start to the morning. Socked in conditions with light snow falling on the mountain. Winds have been racing through camp most of night making it very noisy but also pleasant sleeping conditions. The high yesterday reached a warm 41 degrees. The overnight low dropped down to 23 degrees. It’s currently 27 degrees as I type. The recent sun paired with the warmer temps has dropped our snow depth down to around 5”. Today will be much cooler with winds gusting upwards of 35 mph. A cold weekend is ahead with highs in the 20’s and lows dropping into the teens or even single digits tonight into Saturday. If you plan to venture up the mountain pack plenty of layers as well as traction devices they will all be needed. US. Hwy. 441 (Newfound Gap Road) is closed for the incoming snow. Cherokee orchard remains accessible at this time. Plan your trip accordingly and remember temperatures are drastically colder on top so bring plenty of layers. Have a great day folks!
The morning began with the wind waking me for an early start to the day. Valley lights twinkle as the morning rush hour begins. There is no traffic on my morning commute but only the snow that lays under my boot. Lights become distant with the heavy freezing fog moving around the mountain. Light snow falls as I sit and enjoy the morning. Having eaten a very large breakfast. Eggs, bacon, and biscuits paired with a large cold glass of TANG! I felt rather large backing away from the table. A very relaxing day ahead with the possibility of some skiing. Stay tuned! See you at the top!