Wisdom crieth in the streets and no man regardeth her; yet she teacheth temperance and forethought, justice and fortitude; than which men can have in their life nothing more profitable.
It's been a glorious 24 hours on top. The high was a balmy 16 degrees. The low was -4 degrees. It was -4 and clear at observation. The mountain received 7 additional inches of snow yesterday, bringing our grand total to 8". It looks like there are some knee deep drifts, so be cautious on the trails. DO NOT HIKE UP UNLESS YOU HAVE GAITERS!!! AND DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT BLUE JEANS!!! Unless, of course, you want to lose some toes. Then you can wear blue jeans.
It looks like 441 is still closed. Keep an eye on the Park Service's twitter feed for the latest updates. Remember, don't try to be a hero! This summit will continue to be here for some time. You will not if you exercise poor judgement.
Top photo: The shelter in some wintry weather. Above: Elizabeth & Kathryn on Cliff Tops.
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