The songs of a rustic lodge acted as my alarm clock this morning. The lodge was alive with windows banging, floors creaking, and the walls moaning. It is days like this I wish we had a wind gauge. Just walking to the bathroom is a physical workout. Chris witnessed a junco trying to fly into the wind and instead of going straight, it was flying sideways. Needless to say, that made Chris chuckle.
I was a bit worried that we may wake up to snow. It never reached above 38º yesterday and last night's low was 32º. The mountain received 1.67" of rain yesterday and it is still coming down. I am sure the rivers are swelling in the valley. It is going to be a great day for reading.
I thought I would post a couple of pictures of the items we are selling up top. We have some awesome new items for those of you who have been coming up year after year. Guaranteed you will find something that you have not seen in the years passed.
If you are hiking today, please make sure you are well prepared to get wet. With the wind blowing like it is, there is no way to stay dry. Just make sure you have plenty of warm clothing to change into at the top. Be safe and see you on the mountain. We will have plenty of hot cocoa and coffee waiting on you.
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