We’re getting a nice break in the dreary long term forecast with a Thursday full of sunshine. It’s going to be toasty again today, and the mountain top should tap the mid 60s easily this afternoon. Visibility will be hazy between the warm temps and ongoing burst of pollen across the south. Late tonight there is a chance for rain showers that will lead into what could be a stormy Friday.
With rising temps and rapid vegetation growth, wildlife activity across the park is naturally increasing. And this time of year, that means bears! There were quite a few mommas with cubs sighted around Cherokee Orchard yesterday, so make sure you’re disposing of your trash properly at any trailhead receptacle, and not to leave your unattended cars unlocked or windows rolled while containing any tasty smellables. Bears are smart and crafty when it comes to being food motivated, but let’s all do our part responsibly to keep them wild and free.
Alum Cave Trail is once again open to visitor use. Have a great day.