Its another fine morning on everyone’s favorite mountain. The high yesterday only reached 28 degrees. The overnight low only dropped down to 4 degrees. It’s currently 26 degrees with calm winds and stars twinkling above. No precipitation was recorded. Our snow depth stands at 10” with drifts over a foot. When roads open one should prepare for full winter gear. Crampons (Khatoola micro spikes) will be needed to reach the summit. Also, base layers paired with a puffy down jacket will be needed. Temperatures are cold once one arrives and sits and the body cools down. Also, there are no services at the lodge and the water source is located on the Trillium gap trail less than 50 yards below camp. Remember to treat all water! Looking ahead, rain moves in Sunday and looks to be a washout. Next weeks forecast looks to be sunny and warmer. It’s going to be a great weekend to be on the mountain. Hope you can hike up and see all the snow. Have a great day!
Yesterdays supper menu consisted of 15 bean soup with Italian sausage and cornbread. Sautéed onions, bell pepper and fresh garlic. Simmering on low for 2 hours made the frigid temperatures feel not so bad. A seasoned cast iron cornbread pan is hard to beat. One of my favorite hobbies while my winter here is cooking. Fresh cat head biscuits, whole bread and peach cobbler are some of the staples I cook daily or weekly. I might need a helicopter ride in March from eating so much. Coffee is warm and the sun will be rising soon. SEE YOU AT THE TOP