In all of my time on the mountain, I have never known it to be cold, cloudy, icy, and snowing in the lower elevations and clear and beautiful at the top. Yesterday was the exception. Chrissy and Alan said they hiked out of the clouds about two miles below the lodge. We had a stellar day at the lodge. It was cold, the high was 28º and the low was 11º, but blue skies prevailed. We stayed in an inversion for the entire day. Chris took a hike to Cliff Tops to capture the stunning photograph above. We are gearing up for a busy weekend. I foresee a lot of hot chocolate being consumed. We are currently looking at 23º and sunny, clear skies. It is going to be a great day to be in the mountains.