The week of November 12th began with a cool Sunday with bright blue skies and plenty of sun. The highs were in the mid 30’s. ON Monday there may be a winery mix of snow and sleet in the morning with little accumulation. The highs will reach will reach the low 40’s with some sun in the afternoon. Wednesday will see a blend of clouds and sun with highs in the low 40’s. It will be mostly cloudy and Thursday with the possibility of a shower and highs in the mid 40’s. On Friday the high will be 40 degrees with mostly sunny skies. Friday there may be some morning drizzle under otherwise cloudy skies with highs in the mid 40s’. When the weather is warm, a rain shower sometimes feels good. In cooler weather wet clothing and a light breeze can be the start of hypothermia. 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!