It's another brisk, clear day up top. The high yesterday reached 32 degrees. The low was 13 degrees. It was 18 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation yesterday and there was a bit of melt with the abundant sunshine we received yesterday. There are about 4 inches of snow left up top, but most of the trails are packed down. It looks like another great, sunny day, so get out there and enjoy it!
Yesterday, I skipped down the mountain with the joie de vivre of a kid who just had school cancelled. I figured if fate was going to be kind and reward me with a(nother) day to remember, it'd be today. The temperatures have been consistently cold and it was supposed to warm up soon, so yesterday was my golden window to see Rainbow Falls totally frozen. I can't depend on the weather to bring me a bobcat, fox or bear sighting, no matter how silent I like to pretend I am tiptoeing around the mountain in my slippers in the dusklight, but a frozen waterfall is a surer bet. I can try to describe it, you can look at the photos, but there is nothing compared to the essence of being there. It is the kind of thing that makes your mouth hang open, speechless and dumbstruck and enraptured.
A big thanks to Larry for the coffee gifts and for taking down some postcards to mail to my beloveds! There is no blog without caffeine. That is not a threat, just a fact.
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