Winds and Rains. Heavy fog coats the mountain air. The high yesterday only reached 33 degrees. Our overnight low dropped to 12 degrees. It’s currently 30 degrees with strong winds cruising through camp. We received 0.37” of precipitation bringing our snow depth to around 7”. Trails are sure to be a mess with the mornings rain. Traction is needed to safely reach the summit. Today looks to be a drizzly, cloudy day on the mountain with winds gusting upwards of 30-40 mph. Clouds should clear out later tonight just in time for a beautiful, warmer weekend. Winds are pushing through camp with much force. No snow has fallen, just rain. The windows inside the kitchen creek from the surges. The screen door slams. I sip more coffee and relax looking at my foggy, snowy mountain. Have a good day folks.
Blue bird skies as I moved swiftly down Alum Cave trail. Rounding the bend, the upper cable section had some knee deep drifts. Watch you footing through this section folks. Also, watch hiking through Alum Cave Bluffs for falling ice. Crashing below these large shards echo inside the sand bluffs. Back up top a flock of crows have been hanging out in the dead trees below camp making a ton of racket. Winds raced and slammed into my cabin most of the night. Great sleeping weather I tell ya! Should be a relaxing day at 6593’. I’m needing to catch up on some camp chores. Fill water jugs from the spring. Remember treat all water in the backcountry! Homemade Cinnamon Rolls are high on the list today. Stay tuned. See you at the top!