It’s currently 30 degrees and clear up top. Yesterday’s high was 30 degrees, with an overnight low of 14 degrees.
The trails have remained mostly ice free. I would still recommend some ice traction for the upper sections of Alum Cave Trail.
The mountain was remarkably still. Walking to sunrise, I couldn’t remember feeling a calmer morning up top. I sat along Apollo Overlook with a hot cup of ginger tea. Sipping the hot beverage, I watched the sky show it’s true colors. The sky was a creamy peach hue with tinges of purple throughout. The colors slipped across the sky - I relished the scene. I walked back toward the lodge…
feeling as relaxed and calm as the landscape around me.
To the wildwood and the doons --
To the silent wilderness.
— Percy Bysshe Shelly