First climb of the season up South Grade Road on Palomar Mountain. Door-to-door right on 100 miles with 9,000+ feet. Good benchmark to see how much work is ahead. Cold. Windy. Difficult. It will only get better. Time for hot tea and a warm shower. Here’s a great webcam that a local guy on the mountain maintains. Snow forecast for tonight. Update: And here’s the local weather up there.