The week of October 1st begins with a sunny and pleasant Sunday with highs in the low 60’s. On Monday There will be plenty of sunshine with highs reaching into the high 60’s. Tuesday will be a repeat of Monday with plenty of sunshine. The forecast for Wednesday looks much like the beginning of the week butt he highs will be reaching the low 70’s. The sunny weather will continue into Thursday with the high temperature reaching the mid 70’s. By Friday the highs will fall back into the high 60’s with partly sunny skies. On Saturday it will be sunny and pleasant with highs in the mid 60’s. Remember that getting a sunburn or an overexposure to the sun’s UV rays is possible even in the fall. Protect yourself at all times. When the weather conditions are constantly changing with cool mornings and warm afternoons, be sure you are dressed appropriately in clothing which will wick away moisture to allow further moisture to evaporate and cool your body. Layering should be with non-cotton materials as cotton tends to hold moisture. Keeping hydrated is important no matter the temperatures since hydrating properly will allow you to hike longer and in greater comfort. Be sure to carry plenty of water with you as local water sources can be unreliable and may be contaminated. Once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Remember, the weather forecast is only a prediction and always contains percentages. Be prepared and have a plan for the most likely and least likely forecast! Are you prepared to stay out overnight on a trail? Conditions in the morning can change drastically by afternoon. Conditions at the trailhead do not always reflect the conditions on the peaks! Variable trail and weather conditions are a hallmark of these mountains. BE CAREFUL AND BE PREPARED!