Visitors to the mountain sure got a treat yesterday as we enjoyed one of those mystifying “island above a sea of clouds” days. It was nice to have a solid day of sunshine again from start to finish, our first in about a week. It also allowed one to better assess the status of the autumn leaf change since the winds and rains of Delta blew through. There isn’t so much color along the higher peaks anymore, but still plenty going on in the mid elevations. Our llama wranglers have noted the brilliance of vivid color on their ascent of Trillium Gap in recent trips, with the slopes of Brushy Mountain and Mt. Winnesoka sporting a kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows. The temperature inversion has helped keep things mild up top with temps in the 40s and 50s. We’re due for a few more days just like it, but by Friday the precip chances return and the temps will drop substantially. Everyone is curious what the skies will bring when that happens.