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.