The clouds have settled onto the mountain and the winds continue to pick up steam. There have been intermittent drops of rain, but no persistent showers at this point. The temperatures continue to hang out in the lower 40's, but the wind and cloud moisture are keeping visitors cold and damp. Warm layers and protective waterproof shells are essential in these conditions. The sun is setting before 5:30 PM these days, so as we progress through the winter it's important to remember not to get caught out late. There have been no road closures at this time.
Have a great day.
The mountain top is rockin' and rollin'! We're in the early stages of a wind advisory that extends through early tomorrow morning. Skies are partly cloudy, but the wind and veiled sun will keep the unseasonably mild temperatures at bay. Gusts around camp have been between 20 and 30 mph so far this morning. Yesterday's high temperature came in an otherwise toasty 51 degrees, while our low from the previous morning was 28. It was already 39 degrees at breakfast today as the warming trend should continue until the front roars through.
With that said, we are expecting a rapid shift from rain to snow later this evening as the turbulent weather kicks in to gear. Temperatures will plummet early Sunday, and even as skies clear, it will be a chilly day on the mountain for sure. We'll do our best to keep you posted in regards to road and trail conditions to help you prepare for an ascent, particularly our overnight guests.
Have a great start to the weekend, and if you're out on the trail, please be safe!