We’re waking up to a cloud sea and finally much calmer conditions up top. After a window-rattling past 36 hours, the air has calmed and the tree branches are no longer shaking violently. Skies cleared around supper time yesterday and have been starry since as we welcome a glorious sunrise to the east. It will be a little cooler today in the 30s and 40s, but we’re counting on abundant sunshine. Friday into early Saturday looks like the outdoor elements will be challenging once again. Colder temps will contribute to freezing rain mixing with snow leading into the weekend, although very little accumulation is anticipated at this time. Bring those layers and traction devices!
We’ll be gathering intel on a few more trails today after the recent wind storm. We had several guests safely navigate Rainbow Falls Trail yesterday. Now that all the roads are back open, we’ll surely learn more about Alum Cave in just a matter of hours. Fingers crossed our favorite pack llamas make their first ascent of Trillium Gap today. A handful of folks have traversed the Boulevard lately without issue. Hikers need to avoid Bull Head. It had an immeasurable number of downed trees well before the storm, and there’s no telling how hazardous conditions are on it now. Wise to wait for word that the NPS trail crews have cleared it for safe passage before considering it as an option to or from the summit. When curious about the latest trail conditions on and around the mountain, gusts with reservations should contact our reservations office for an accurate account and knowledgeable guidance.
Have a great day.