Forecast was for rain, it rained overnight, but the sky was dry at 7:30.
Wildlife Encounter: mama deer and one baby at one of the houses along The Approach... they looked pretty tame.
Cold though, and thick fog until we got almost to Juniper - then we popped up above the cloud layer and the sun warmed our old bones, and we were treated to that marvelous view from above.
JB was feeling frisky, pushed the pace uncomfortably high the whole day. He first thought there wouldn't be much traffic, but there was - and most of them parked at Juniper I think.
On the way down, I stopped at Juniper to zip up and met Cathy - turns out we have a lot of the same Strava friends.