About all that has changed today is that the lighting has gotten brighter. Otherwise, things are persisting here on the mountain. We've been sitting in the same gray cloud, frost coating the trees and grass remains untouched, and the temperature has stayed at 24 degrees since breakfast. Rumor has it the sun is shining around us, but we're yet to partake. Conditions were relentlessly cool yesterday, as our high never broke 39 degrees. Our recorded low this morning was 24, though we did hit 23 before returning to where we've been for hours now. It should be another chilly evening before day time temperatures begin to see a warm up tomorrow.
The llamas appeared to be unphased by the wintry scene today, helped by the fact that their wool coats are fuller now, just in time for this kind of weather through the remainder of the season. Speaking of which, today marks the 4 weeks to go point for the 2017 season. It is cruising by, and crew members are already discussing their potential plans for the winter and beyond. Some will travel, find other means of employment, further their education, or maybe nothing at all! To each his or her own.
The forecast for this coming weekend continues to fluctuate, but temperatures colder than they are now look for certain. Rainfall changing to ice/snow remains a possibility, but less certain than it was just a day ago. We'll keep you up to speed on trail and road statuses as best we can once conditions begin to sour.
Until then, enjoy the middle of the work week!
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