Weather for the week of October 22nd

The week of October 22nd begins with a warm day with high clouds and highs in the low 70’s. Monday will be cooler and mild with some sun and then clouds with highs in the mid 60’s. Tuesday will also be mild with highs in the mid 60’s but there will be clouds and showers throughout the day. Wednesday will be cooler band cloudy most of the day with highs in the high 50’s. Thursday will be even cooler with temperatures dropping into the low 50’s under partly sunny skies. Friday will see a mixture of clouds and sun with highs in the mid 50’s. Saturday will be sunny and pleasant with highs risi9ng into the low 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!

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