It’s currently 18 degrees and clear up top. We didn’t accumulate any snow, but the mountain did get a nice frosting. We received 1.22” of precipitation.
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Hwy 441 was closed during the night due to snow and ice conditions, but it appears to be clear and re-opened. Stay up to date on road conditions below.
Glancing out my loft window, I stared at a wall of fog. I knew my hopes of a clear sky, snow, and the setting full moon would be a tall breakfast order. Crumbling back into bed, I organized my lucid thoughts and waited - my friendly alarm would soon chime. The nautical twilight gave my loft a gently glow. I peaked out of my window again. It wasn’t just fog I was seeing. The mountain was coated in a thin layer of frost. Perfect! I thought. Grabbing my gear I made for the door.
I took care of my duties before I wandered off. I started by melting the frozen precipitation in the measuring tube. Once melted, I had all the information I needed to call in the weather. High, low, current temp, precipitation, snow, and conditions needed to be relayed. The sun was rising somewhere behind the clouds when I made it out of the kitchen. The warm glow created a cappuccino atmosphere - warm and frosted.
Continuing about the mountain, I waved hello to the birds and hiked toward the shelter to see who I might find. Surprised, I ran into two gentlemen retrieving their food from the bear-line, adjacent to the shelter. Six more lay tucked in their cozy sleeping bags. After a good conversation, I continued on my morning rounds.
The thick clouds above me began to dissolve, right when I made it back to the kitchen. Brewing a cup of tea, I couldn't help but to run back outside and capture the new hues from the bluebird sky. The beauty of Le Conte took hold…
40 minutes later, I finally wandered back to the kitchen to retrieve my tea and begin the blog.
So it goes,
“We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.” - Zhuang Zhou
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