There may be snow on the ground, but that hasn't slowed the pep in this crew's step, as there is no shortage of spring cleaning to be done! Saturday's high reached 27 degrees, and last night's low came in at 16. The flurries that flew at different parts of the day amassed to 2" on the ground. It sure is pretty, but there are plenty of hidden slick spots. Traction devices are your best friend in these conditions.
In between the snow squalls, our team has been reorganizing storage, washing dishes and utensils, cooking up some tasty meals, and making those symbolic kerosene lanterns sparkle! Today marks a pre-season tradition, regardless of weather, and that's scrubbing down every nook and cranny of a backcountry kitchen that sees some intense use. It's an all-hands-on-deck sort of task, so that's where we'll be! Stay tuned to the updates coming from the NPS in regards to road and trail closures, as there will likely be several over the next few days. Safe travels!