It's a gray, wintry morning up top. The high yesterday reached 32 degrees. The low was 17 degrees. It was 17 degrees and overcast at 7 am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation or snow and there is still some patchy snow up top. The trails are still quite treacherous with the weird freeze/thaw cycles we've had recently. Use caution on all trails.
I'll have a bittersweet hike down Alum this afternoon. There's never the right words for goodbye, so in lieu of making such a meager attempt, I'll just turn to gratitude instead. I'd like to offer a special thanks Tim, Chris & Allyson for all their support over the winter season. Also, thanks to all the readers for their input, especially those who were kind enough to supplement my life up here with gifts of fruit, books and all manner of treats. Your generosity is astounding. It's been another great one... I can't think of another place I'd rather spend the cold months. Enjoy the day and the summer months! The blog will return on Saturday when Chris & Allyson are back on top!
Happy hiking! JP
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