Good morning from the high country,
Its another socked in soggy, wet, windy morning at 6593’. The high yesterday was 39 degrees. The overnight low came in at 28 degrees. It was 38 degrees and raining at 7am observation. The mountain received 0.19” of wet precipitation. The current snow depth is 1”. High winds dominated the mountain throughout the morning hours waking me up from time to time. The west side of the state saw very bad storms come through with damaging winds. Be careful if you venture into the park today. Keep your eyes open to what’s above you for falling trees! The ground is very saturated and could lead to downed trees and rock slides. Our local crow is out again, I think it wants my bacon and eggs. Not happening little dude! They are always pecking on the windows here at the lodge. Rain is forecasted for today with clearing skies overnight and sunshine tomorrow!
High winds blew snow around yesterday morning as if I was in my personal snow globe. The temperatures allowed it to spin around the biggest snow flakes I have ever seen. We never accumulated any snow and finally transitioned into a light rain most of the day. This mountain makes its own mind up to which what the weather wants to do. I love it! The afternoon progressed with Netflix and a new book. Jennifer Pharr Davis “Called Again” A Story Of Love and Triumph. She is a beast, thru hiking the AT in 46 days. The first female to set the record. I was able to meet her when I worked here on crew in 2016. A very humble , sweet person. With Thru Hiking season upon us good luck to those attempting their journey! Have a great day everyone!
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