The sun was slowly creeping its way over the mountain top this morning. It is starting out to be a beautiful day. I am not sure how long that is going to last. There are forecasts for rain for the next couple of days. I receive questions about the weather on a daily bases. People wanting to know about hiking up in the storms. If there is one thing Chris and I have learned over the last 11 years, it is to be prepared for anything. We always have our rain jackets with us. The weather in the mountains does not like to abide by the forecasters. I have learned to take what I get. I don't let rain stop me from enjoying a good hike in the woods. If anything, I have grown to appreciate what the forest has to offer on rainy days. There is a certain twinkle in the trees and reflections in the puddles that you don't get on sunny days. With this being said, throw your poncho in your pack and get out there. As my mother used to tell me, "you won't melt".
It is still chilly during the evenings. The low last night was 34 with a high of 56. You will want to bring layers with you to throw on while watching the famous sunsets we see from the mountain. I hope everyone has a good day and happy hiking.
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