"It doesn't matter how many times a mountain or rock face has been climbed, for each person it's a new experience: an experience in which the outcome is never guaranteed." - S. Allison
Yesterday was a great day for climbing the mountain. The views were far and wide. Chris and I made our way out to Myrtle Point to soak up some rays. The high yesterday was 44º so it was a bit chilly, but sitting out on the rocks at Myrtle made for a perfect day. The sun felt great and recharged my internal battery. The low last night reached 26º. Winter is still hanging on. Remember, if you are spending the night in the shelter, make sure you have warm equipment. A blanket is not going to do the job. We had a hiker make the right decision yesterday when he realized how cold it was going to get. He turned around and hiked off the mountain. I give him a round of applause for listening to what we were telling him and realizing his gear would not make for a safe night in the shelter.
Today is starting out the same. Beautiful blue skies and a chill in the air. It is currently 34º but the sun is shining and I am sure it will warm up quickly.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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