Its a fine morning on the mountain. No winds, nor rain. The high yesterday reached a warm 33 degrees. The overnight low dipped down to 18 degrees. It’s currently 23 degrees. We received 0.31” of precipitation which dropped our snow depth down to around 6”. Traction will most definitely be needed to reach the summit. Today looks to be a great start to the upcoming weekend with much needed sunshine and warmer temps.
What a day it was yesterday. Hard winds pressed against LeConte with misty rain making it a very wet run down Rainbow Falls. Only following one other set of tracks, I knew I wasn’t alone. The trail conditions going down were terrible. Sinking deep with each step into cold, wet mush, my shoes were instantly soaked. Heavy fog coated the burned section of Rainbow. Charcoaled tree trunks tell a story of past time. Moving down the mashed potato covered trail I reached Rainbow Falls. With no one else around, I sat and enjoyed the water crashing onto the ice floor below. Presently, I enjoy kneading dough into biscuits while observing the pink mixture of colors in the sky outside the kitchen window.