It’s an ideal morning to sit in the kitchen and sip on coffee, listening to the wind and light rain on roof shingles. Yesterday’s conditions and statistics were basically a carbon copy of Friday. High of 44°, low of 22°, and here we are getting the day started at 34°. The mountain top is covered up in its usual cloud, and the mushy slushy snow continues to linger underfoot. Anyone wearing non-waterproof shoes will be miserable on trail today. And despite the above-freezing temps, we aren’t expected to stay there all day. We should see a break in the rain this afternoon, but by tonight temps will plummet and bring us a few inches of fresh snowfall. That’s the topsy-turvy nature of winter weather in the south!