With the forecast of an unusual late season arctic cold front blowing through the central part of the country on the very day we had planned to start (Mon, Marc 4) we have decided to delay our start by two days. We will now be leaving from OT Mile 138 (about 10 miles east of Story, Arkansas) on Wednesday, Mar 6. As I write this (Sunday morning, Mar 3) it is -1 degrees in Denver and 36 degrees in Mt Ida.
The projections show a 20 degree average temperature rise from Monday to Thursday. After that the temperatures are more typical (40-65) for this time of year. We will probably get some rain but, especially after last year, we don’t want any more sub-20 degree nights.