I've been doing a few things to get ready for my mini-vacation to Rocky Mountain national Park Tuesday morning. It looks like most of the week is going to be kind of cloudy with a chance of showers which is exactly the kind of weather I'm looking for, clear skies aren't a good time to take pictures of mountains but cloudy and ominous skies are great. One downside is if there's any lightning it can be really scary when you're right up there with it, and another downside is I might not get much charging from the solar panels, and I don't have a whole lot of battery power to spare if they're not charged every day.
I washed some clothes in my daughter's house this morning. I recently bought some new blue jeans and I like to wash them to shrink them up so they can be hemmed to the right length. I also washed my fleece jacket which will probably see a lot of use in the mountains this week.
Fortunately I kept a pair of the long johns that I used for hunting before I went full-time, because strangely enough hunting and trying to get a decent snapshot have some things in common such as, walking up steep hills and working up a sweat, and then standing around and not moving for an hour trying not to freeze to death. I've always used polypropylene underwear because it wicks the sweat away from your body so you're not standing in the cold soaking wet. I don't know if I'll need them on this trip or not, but I'm going to take them just in case.
It's hard to get an accurate, useful, weather forecast for Rocky Mountain national Park because the altitude is so drastically different from one area to another, it goes from a low of about 7,500 feet up to about 13,000 feet, but from everything I've seen it should be in the low 60s for highs and the high 30s for lows at night, which is good sleeping weather as far as I'm concerned.