It’s still a bit of an icy winter wonderland up here. Thankfully the skies cleared overnight giving way to a beautiful Saturday sunrise. The next several days will be cooler than earlier in the week, but the sunshine should persist as we get closer to our opening day on Monday. We barely reached the freezing mark yesterday afternoon and are beginning today around 20°. Trace amounts of ice and snow are present around the top of the mountain, and the upper portions of trails are sure to be slick.
The weather conditions yesterday were interesting to observe yesterday. The thermometer read cold, but it felt mild out in the open air. The clouds produced a fine mist, the ground was soft and squishy, and the dripping of snow melt could be heard from rooftops. All while ice continued to form thicker and thicker on spruce and fir tree branches, causing them to sag lower and lower. An odd phenomenon of simultaneous freeze and thaw here at the lodge. The sun will surely take care of the remaining white stuff today and bring back the sense of an impending spring.
The crew is still chipping away at getting the lodge ready for hosting guests. Even though our airlift resupply is complete, we do not provide any services until Monday, March 22nd. Despite the sunny weather expected, all visitors need to come prepared for the cold conditions and tote plenty of food/water.
Have a great weekend.
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