I woke this morning to a chilly camp, 28 degrees to be exact. Still too dark to see I relied on my trusty headlamp to guide me through making breakfast. Waiting for a bright sunrise to peak from behind the mountains only to be met with a dense wall of fog covering all of camp. Realizing I was not going to get any views in the distance this morning I focused my gaze to what was right in front of me and was delightfully surprised by a couple of deer that decided to visit camp. It reminded me that even if the grand views looking over hundreds of miles aren't clear, there is still beauty to be found up close.
Yesterdays high reached all the way to 38 degrees and dropped overnight to 27 degrees. With 0.7 inches of rainfall yesterday and freezing temps we are seeing a fair amount of ice around camp. If you are planning a hike be sure to bring traction devices for the higher elevations and have plenty of warm layers. Forecast is calling for the fog and cloud cover to lift around noon today and remain clear/sunny though temps won't get much higher than the lower 40s.