Good day to you!
We continue to sit around in a soaker. The mountain collected another 0.5" of rain yesterday, and we'll see what else gets added by measurement tomorrow. Conditions remain misty and mild, with temps in the low 50's. Monday's high reached a solid 61 degrees, and our low reading came in at 44. Our overnight guests were treated to another lovely light show in the sky after a mostly dreary day on the trail. Every once in a while, the clouds overhead would break enough for us to look out over the inversion layer that had socked in the valley. The occasional views north, or from the famous vistas around the mountain were greatly appreciated by all who ventured out.
After getting sidetracked on our weekly llama highlights, we'll have to pull at least a double feature this week to get back on schedule. So without any further hesitation, let's make mention of a well know regular on the supply train, our very own...CLIFF! (aka Clifford Cliff Tops). Dear Cliff is our most senior llama, in both age and experience with the team. He even out dates Mr. Householder when it comes to years of service with the hauling herd. That connection is likely why the two of them are basically best buds, although Cliff tends to be a favorite of many which maybe lends to his receiving of the occasional extra treat! Words that describe this particular llama include cool, calm, collected, and consistent. We can always rely on Clifford to get the job done, with an expression that simply says, "I got this." Plus he's always been so great with people. This particular packer has been a fantastic lead llama for his team, getting his squad to wherever they need to go, a task greatly appreciated by whichever wrangler is hiking that trip. 2017 will be Clifford's retirement tour, and we are all so very proud of his accomplishments. Years of grazing and sweet treats are in his future, and well deserved. Be sure and thank Cliff for his service if you are fortunate enough to see him leading his team up Trillium. He may even flash that humble smile of his!
Stay dry out there and have a great day.
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