Another beautiful day in the mountains is on the docket this Friday. Any early cloud cover to start the day should clear out for abundant sunshine through the afternoon. Conditions should also remain mild as our temperature range swings from the mid 30s at night to the 50s during the day. There is the still the potential for some hidden ice in the cooler shaded places on the trails, so be sure to watch your foot placement closer to the top. Otherwise trails are mostly clear and dry. Down to about 10.5 hours of daylight these days, and it gets darker sooner in the lowlands compared to the summit. Please plan your day hike accordingly and come prepared for the cooler climate once the sun goes away.