There will be no sightings of Mount McKinley today. It poured rain all morning, and I limited my hiking to the paths immediately around the lodge. I spent some time in this gazebo on the other side of the creek watching the sheets of rain and warblers -- yes, warblers! -- hopping around in the trees outside, unfazed by the chill. I think it's more than time for them to be heading south.
I gave up long before they did, and headed back to the main lodge to while away the morning with hot coffee and a book.