Solstice. The Owen’s Valley is cold and quiet. The sun will set at 4:47pm this afternoon, but it will already sink behind the crest of the mighty Sierra Nevada Mountains around 3:30pm and quicken the pace of those still venturing about on the trail. The cold has a way of coming on fast once that sun is gone.
All of our guides are done with their trips for this year and home with their loved ones now, the last three programs having just concluded last month in Death Valley. A couple of days ago, we submitted the final of three permits for operating our 2019 programs. Winter admin stuff. Insurance renewals are looming and year-end financials are next as we prepare for our annual board meeting in January.