It's a beautiful, clear morning up top. The high yesterday reached 28 degrees. The overnight low was 16 degrees. It was 19 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received 4 inches of new snow, bringing our total to 7 inches. The meltwater equivalent of that new snow was .48 inches. It looks as though it will be a phenomenal day, get out and enjoy it!
I had a great time exploring the mountain with my pals yesterday afternoon. I always relish these long, winter days when the roads are closed. We saw more bobcat tracks and voles than fellow hikers. The flurries were flying and the wind was drifting snow all around us. Ice was forming around our jackets and beards, lending an arctic quality to our micro adventure. The wind was most intense at Cliff Tops, while the snow was ideal consistency for snow angels at High Top. If the weather projections are correct, I'll be skiing tomorrow morning before I hike down for Mountain Mist. Snow days are the best days.