Thank you Kenneth for such an amazing meal! It was truly wonderful. He made a bulgar wheat salad with kale, two frittatas, roasted potatoes, amazing oatmeal, rice pudding, homemade apple sauce and canned peaches bread, banana bread, and sourdough bread. What we lack in most things up here, we make up for in the food we eat. Yesterday's high reached 55 and the low was 41 degrees. We dodged all but one of the storms last night, and received 1.25 inches of rain in about 20 minutes. Some of the hardest rains I have experienced. It is currently 43 degrees and rainy. Happy Sunday
Hello down there! This little one showed me no fear while I was taking this photo. I believe if I would have let him or her, it would have climbed up my arm and made its way to my beard. Funny little squirrel! Okay, so how about this weather? Today is shaping up to be amazing. Sunny, with a little breeze and warm. Its currently 52 degrees. Perfect hiking weather in my opinion. Yesterday's high reached 47 and the low was a chilly 23 degrees. If you are planning a hike up to see us in the next few days, please check the weather forecast. They are predicting some stormy weather. Please be vigilant. Peace
Good morning! Apologies for the lack of blog post yesterday, the internet was as finicky as the weather. Yesterday's high was 47 and the low was a very cold 24. We had snow flurries in the morning, sunshine during the day, rain with dinner and then hail and sleet for dessert! Today is sunny but chilly, only 29 at the moment. But the sun is promising to stay out and warm us up a bit this afternoon.
Everyone have a beautiful weekend! I am off to New Orleans tonight and will be back next week!
Good morning to you all! And a chilly morning at that. Yesterday's high was 50 and the low dipped overnight to a frosty 28. Currently, it is only 29 on the mountain and there is still frost on the trees, but the sun is trying very hard to fight back the clouds and warm us up. The weather is supposed to be fair today, chilly but clear, so pack warm!
Just a reminder that the Alum Cave trail will be closing in two weeks on May 4. For more information about the trail restoration and availability here is a link!
Good morning everyone! This is Ruthie, back from my first days off the mountain (but only for a few days, I'm afraid, I'm traveling down to New Orleans this weekend for Jazzfest!). What a day for weather yesterday....the high was 49 and the low reached 39, but what was really exciting was the wind and the rain! We received 2.3" of rain ranging from a light mist to heavy deluges....and I honestly believe that all of it fell on my hike up yesterday. It was quite an adventure to forge "dry" creek crossings that had morphed into raging mountain streams and push through waterfalls that had formed out of nowhere. It was a wet hike, but a fun one!
This morning started off with a quick thunder storm and now the sun is randomly peaking out of intermittent storm clouds. Typical spring weather, can't make up its mind...Absolutely bring wet weather gear if hiking today!
It's nice to be home...
Hello down there!! I hope the weather is nice for ya'll. Up here the winds and rain are making it feel as if we are in a hurricane. Currently its 48 degrees, but feels much colder. Be safe everyone!! I hope the hike up for Ruthie, Kate, and Kenneth is going as good as it can in this storm. The rain yesterday did indeed hold off until right around dinner. Over night we received only .17 inches of rain. The high was 56 and the low was 44 degrees. Have a awesome Sunday!
Busy day up here at the lodge. So far the rain has held off, but you can feel it in the air. Currently it is 51 degrees, cloudy, and the winds are calm for the time being. Yesterday's high was once again 51 and the low was 44. We received another .2 inches of rain. The mountain is quite saturated and the rocks and roots are slippery so be careful out there. Happy weekend!
Today is proving to be like most up here...filled with great conversation, views, and wonderful food! Thanks again Nicholette for another great lunch. I was able to get away from camp this afternoon and do some much needed hiking. The fog was coming and going my whole hike. The temperature currently is 50 degrees, and we are once again under clouds. Yesterday's high reached 51 and low was 47. We received .45 inches of rain during the afternoon and by dinner the clouds broke way in time for a beautiful sunset. Peace
Hello down there!!! Brian here again. We had a brief clearing earlier this morning, but by lunchtime we were socked in once again. Even in dense fog and relentless rain this place is magical! The high yesterday was 51 and the low over night dropped down to 41. We received just over an inch of rain. It is currently 46 degrees with more rain...ugh!! The next few days look to be rainy so if y'all are planning to come and visit us up here, please be safe and have the proper gear. Happy hiking!
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