Another brisk mountain morning! Starting off at -1 today in cloudy and calm conditions. Patchy amounts of snow still cover the mountain, but the bigger story is the ice. These frigid temps have it caked on pretty thick, so use caution if you intend to visit the upper elevations. Traction devices will serve one well.
24 hour temperature range | High: 21 Low: -1
NOAA 7-Day Forecast
I moved quietly and swiftly through the forest. Each footstep had been mesmerized from repeated use. Hot tea swished quietly inside my coffee mug. Pausing for a moment, I took a deep gulp of the flavorful Rooibos tea. Color began to paint the sky. I continued on toward Myrtle Point.
Golden rays pressed gently against my cold cheeks. The walk shared a reassuring layer of warmth. The wind vied for my generated heat. Forgetting the contrast of hot and cold, I brought my focus back to the glowing beacon climbing up from the horizon. All I could do is smile…and wonder.
"This curious world we inhabit…is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used."
— Henry David Thoreau