The winds have calmed and it’s a fine morning on the mountain. The cloud inversion has cloaked the valley floor below. I’m above the clouds again. The high yesterday reached a toasty 45 degrees. The overnight low was a mild 38 degrees. It is currently 40 degrees and partly cloudy skies. We received 1.24” of precipitation which melted mostly all the snow on the mountain. Traction shouldn’t be an issue but water runoff will be the main concern. Prepare for wet trails the next few days. A change of socks might be nice for the hike back down. Today looks to be a great day compared to yesterday’s hurricane force winds that ripped through camp. Hope everyone has a great day!
Cliff tops was rocking last night! Winds raced from the south and hammered into the mountain. Only exposing myself for short periods to lean into the wind. It was as if you could almost take flight and soar with the Ravens. After many failed attempts to fly I retired to the kitchen for some supper. The night was set on LeConte. The clouds cleared for a very short second and revealed the photo below. Enjoy!
See you at the top!