The joy of forecasting

I wouldn’t say I have been obsessively checking the weather forecast for Miller Peak, but I am sure Elliott would say I have been obsessively checking the weather forecast for Miller Peak.

If this forecast holds out, I will consider myself extremely lucky. In past days the forecast has included as many as 8 inches of snow and winds up to 60 miles per hour. While I will not be camping at this elevation, I won’t be significantly lower my first night on the trail. Long-term, I have no major concerns. It’s just that first day.

Worst case scenario, I hole up in my cheap motel room and lose some money on a shuttle. It’s not the end of the world.

2 thoughts on “The joy of forecasting

  1. You’ve had serious trouble on at least one mountain–take the shuttle! Love, Dad
    On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 7:51 AM The Someday Adventures wrote:
    > Someday posted: ” I wouldn’t say I have been obsessively checking the > weather forecast for Miller Peak, but I am sure Elliott would say I have > been obsessively checking the weather forecast for Miller Peak. If this > forecast holds out, I will consider myself extreme” >

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  2. Jo, You likely know you are experiencing normal anxiety that always comes with setting out on a new quest. From the outside looking in, I know that you are prepared and certainly qualified for this adventure. You have all the needed experience and wisdom from all those past hikes. You have got this! Most of the anxiety is in the realm of what we cannot control, such as weather. Be adaptable, flexible and willing to make changes in the itinerary as needed. Your judgement ability is sound which will allow you to make the right changes along the way. Good judgement will make you successful regardless of how many miles you log. We will be watching and traveling with you, figuratively and literally in my case. Go with your well tested instincts and most of all, be safe out there. -CGG

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