If it is your nature to be happy you will swim away along the soft trails for hours, your imagination alighting everywhere. Mary Oliver
It was a cold night on top! The overnight low dipped to 11 degrees. The high yesterday was 45 degrees, though it never quite felt warm with all the cloud cover. We received .10" of liquid precipitation yesterday from the low hanging cloud that engulfed the mountain around 2pm yesterday afternoon and lingered through the evening.
As you can see from the photo on my porch, there was a bit of frost. I did not notice any precarious ice around camp, so I would expect that the trails are still in passable shape. Be sure to pack an extra layer (or three) for once you get up top - it's generally about 20 degrees cooler up here than at the trailheads. Keep in mind that the lodge is closed for the season and we offer no guest services (coffee, cocoa, food, lodging, etc.) during the off season. Be prepared to fare for yourself! Enjoy the weekend!
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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