Today started out sunny and gorgeous just like yesterday, but decidedly nippy and with ferocious winds—enough to rain gravel up Lee Vining grade.
Sure enough by late afternoon a few clouds hurried across the sky, and by late in the day hard little snow flakes began pelting me. While I am used to the outdoors, being miles from my car with no-one for miles always make me take pause—but I prepare accordingly, and was well dressed in my Western Mountaineering 'Flash XR' down jacket over a Mountain Hardware 'Nitrous' down jacket, Western Mountaineering down pants, and that over an Ibexwear wool hoody. Plus wool socks and light wood gloves. Comfy even with the wind chill below freezing.