Lately, since love had seemed an impossibility, I had steeled myself against it. But I held Claire, and that was that forever. Something was sealed. Desire abides. It is all people have that stands proof against time. Everything else rots. Charles Frazier
It is a gloomy morning up top. The high yesterday reached 38 degrees. The low reached 23 degrees. It is currently 33 degrees and cloudy up top. There are about 3 inches of snow left up top. The trails are in surprisingly good shape. With the low daytime temperatures, the mountain has experienced very little melt. The snow is packed and has pretty good traction. I hiked up yesterday without any Microspikes or gaiters. I would still recommend them depending on your comfort level on moderate ice, but they are not as necessary as expected. The mountain is supposed to get 3 inches of new snow and some brutal cold fronts will be moving in tomorrow evening. It is time to get after it if your New Year's resolution is to feel Mother Nature's rawness! Enjoy!
Top photo & above: Scarlet sunset at Cliff Tops.
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