It's a beautiful, blustery morning up top. The high yesterday reached 36 degrees. The overnight low was 6 degrees. It was 11 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received one inch of new snow. Our snowfall total is 8 inches. As of this posting, Highway 441 is closed. Check the Park Service's twitter feed for updated road status. Enjoy the snow world!
I spent a good portion of the day yesterday collaging and watching my invisible friend Wind rearrange the mountain outside of my loft window. The action was impressive all day. I felt like I could take a photo every 5 seconds and notice something new, changed, reborn. The clouds rolled calmly through the sky, like ships in the night. The sky would open and close in one slow gesture, like one hand clapping. First sun, then overcast, then a sprinkling of snow. It settled on sun for most of the afternoon, but the Wind was still indecisive and had the breath of a miler throughout the day. In control until it reached a breaking point, then gusting and gasping. It is easy to pay attention when you sit still enough.