We had a high of 48 yesterday. We had 1.6 inches of rain yesterday. The temperature was down to 35 degrees at observation, which was also the overnight low. We're expecting a serious cold front. It should get down to 10 degrees up here tonight.
The end of the season is always chock full of closing tasks. In between all the winterizing, Chris made a great turkey gumbo last night. Allyson made Eggs Benedict for the crew this morning, then everyone hiked down. I'm looking forward to seeing them again this March.
There were a number of crew guests up to celebrate the end of the season, including a few former winter caretakers (Thanks for everything, Henry, Ron & Gary). They've been kind enough to answer all my questions and help me get adjusted to the lodge. Alan & the llamas were kind enough to pack up all my winter belongings and a final food run this morning, in spite of brutal wind, rain and generally foul conditions. Thanks again!
I'm all moved into my cabin and am looking forward to getting settled in up here. I ordered a pair of snowshoes this afternoon and look forward to stomping around all winter. I finished my second book of the season last night (Jack London's 'The Call of the Wild'). I'm looking forward to a good night relaxing with Ron & Gary, who'll be spending Thanksgiving up here with me.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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