It's been a busy few days, so thank you for your continued patience in regards to our updating of the blog. The theme of the month continues to be the rain, as we've endured some amount of liquid precipitation on 14 of 18 days so far. After a sunny yet hazy morning, the clouds have set in, as there is a chance of showers today before possibly clearing back out tonight. Yesterday's high temperature turned in at 68 degrees, and our low got down to 48. We're currently hanging out in the mid 60's.
Over the weekend we were finally able to eclipse last year's rain total. With almost half of the year ahead of us, that's not a bad position to be in coming out of an extreme drought. It'd still be great to rake in another 30+" to get us closer to our yearly average.
In the coming days, temperatures, humidity, and heat indices are expected to rise for the first time all summer. We can't stress this enough: please pay attention to the weather alerts, and take as many precautionary measures as possible to ensure that you can enter and exit the backcountry safely and enjoyably. We're well into the time of year where dehydration and heat exhaustion takes its toll on hikers. If you find yourself in a struggle while climbing this mountain or any mountain, please do yourself and others a huge favor...don't keep climbing! There's no shame in stopping to rest and rehydrate, or turning around completely. The mountain is not going anywhere, you can always come back when conditions are favorable. Always let someone else know where you are going, how you intend to get there, and in what time frame. Always eat and drink enough water before hitting the trail, and stay diligent about replenishing electrolytes during and after your activity. Your body will thank you.
Thanks for checking in on us and have a great rest of the day.
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