To my surprise, I felt a certain springy keenness. I was ready to hike. I had waited months for this day, after all, even if it had been mostly with foreboding. I wanted to see what was out there. All over America today people would be dragging themselves to work, stuck in traffic jams, wreathed in exhaust smoke. I was going for a walk in the woods. I was more than ready for this. Bill Bryson
It's a beautiful, clear morning up top. The high yesterday reached 27 degrees. The overnight low was12 degrees. It was 21 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation and there is still patchy snow and ice on the trails. I would definitely recommend Microspikes if you intend to reach the summit. It's far more fun to hike with assurance than with fear of slipping and seriously injuring yourself in the backcountry. Get out and enjoy the quiet, cold woods!
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