The warm weather of this weekend allowed for some thawing of the mountain, but it didn’t last long. The thermometer topped out at 44° again but the low fell to 16°, plenty chilly before one accounts for the wind. Just as the sun began to set is when the precip transitioned over to snow. By this morning we were waking up to 3” of new powder across a clouded and calm mountaintop. The peace and profound quiet after (and during) a windless snow is something words fail to properly describe. Newfound Gap Road through the park is still closed due to the wintry conditions. It’ll remain cold tonight but skies could clear and see the return of warmer temps tomorrow.
Safe hiking to all who are out exploring the woods today.