Winter is back! Yesterday morning was truly miserable. It was 33 and raining with high winds until about 10, then the temperature dropped enough for the precipitation to turn into SNOW! The high was 33. The low was 14 and it was 14 and clear at observation. There are about 4.5" up top. The trails are sure to be treacherous and icy, so be careful.
I stayed inside yesterday morning to avoid the hypothermia conditions. Once it turned to snow, I hiked down Alum Cave and met a few friends who will be watching the mountain for me for a few days. I hiked back up with them and we settled in for the evening. I'll be on a short backpacking trip for the next two nights, so the blog won't be updated until the afternoon of the 30th. Safe hiking!