It's an ominous day up top. The high yesterday reached 27 degrees. The overnight low dipped down to 7. It was 7 degrees and mostly cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation, but there is still some patchy snow remaining up top. The trails are sure to be a bit slick, so be careful while hiking up today. The windchill is due to be below zero, so be prepared for a COLD lunch break if you intend to sit on one of the lodge's porches. It's sure to be warmer further down the mountain out of the wind, so please keep that in mind. A cold sweaty back + no more movement + no trees to break the wind = a break that hardly counts as a break, but as a sufferfest. Consider turning around if you're already cold on your way up. The mountain will always be here. At least a lot longer than any of us will, anyhow. All that said, have fun out there!
It's the kind of cold that replicates the effect of a good cup of coffee in the morning. WHOAOAAAAOA. A serious jolt. There isn't anything that cuts through you quite like an unexpected below zero breeze. It looked just about the same as it did yesterday, but man o man it is no joke out there. Don't let the sunny photo fool you, it is MEAN out right now. I have my deep winter gear on for the first time all season and am letting myself get excited for some real weather. Winter isn't coming, it has arrived. !!!!!!