There was a short break in the weather. The clouds lifted and the sun highlighted the valley below. The total rain fall for the 24 hour period was .8". It seemed like a lot more. It rained all night long. The high was 43º and the low was 38º. The rain didn't slow the day hikers down. We saw a steady flow of hikers coming in to get warm. October is usually our busiest month.
It is "prom season" on the mountain. You know the couple of months before summer break? The kids are looking forward to prom and the end of the school year. We look at our season like that. We are just opposite. Our summer break is actually during the winter. The crew is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. They are excited about the months ahead. Some of us are heading to faraway lands, some are heading to the beach to find employment for a bit, and some of us are starting new chapters in our lives. The anticipation will make the last 50 days fly by. In the meantime, we will soak up every experience the mountain brings our way.