We had frost in the campground in RMNP that night. Packed up a soaked tent / fly the next morning. Glad it warmed up a bit while we were out backpacking, though!
Thanks for the kind words (Kris directed me to your Facebook post)!
I will add that I am '80, and that several classmates beat me to the punch--including Jim Arsenault--and started orienteering their plebe year. I started as a yearling. At the time the team had a bunch of people who were really fast runners, including at least a few who had "crossed over" from XC. I was one of the slowest--no joke!
And excellent to hear you got to enjoy some frosty weather.