It's a gloomy morning up top. The high yesterday reached 33 degrees. The low was 7 degrees. It was 33 degrees and overcast at 7am observation. The mountain received abundant sunshine in lieu of snow, resulting in 5 inches of melt. There's about 11 inches of snow left up here. The forecast is looking pretty nasty, please beware if you plan on summiting today. There's a winter storm advisory, there may be 6-10 more inches of snow come tomorrow.
I was fortunate enough to catch both a clear, majestic sunrise and a moody, colourful sunset. It's a real novelty to spend the day in one wild, open place and realize that just 13.5 hours and a bit of rotation allow you to witness each of these fantastic events. It happens every day, but the environment here makes the rediscovery of this much taken for granted fact a bit startling from time to time. It's the little things up here.
On another note. I read this article yesterday and thought I'd share it with y'all. It struck a nerve or two with me and thought you guys would enjoy!