Well we managed not to get swept off the mountain top with yesterday’s winds, even though they were every bit as advertised. The lodge got pounded all afternoon along with intermittent rain showers that poured 0.58” of liquid precip. Amazingly skies broke just in time to reward guests with a stunning sunset. A couple lingering showers happened during the night, but it finally appears the wet weather is behind us. Conditions should continue to clear throughout the day and should make for a wonderful day to spend in the woods. Watch for slick places on trail and be sure to report any downed trees after yesterday’s storms. We’re looking at abundant sunshine the next couple days, but the forecast is still calling for breezy conditions with gusts up to 30mph possible. So keep your head on a swivel whether hiking up or down. Temps are going to slide back a bit as well, keeping us between the upper 30s and lower 50s.
We’re receiving 13 hours of daylight now, so if skies permit, visitors can catch sunrise at Myrtle Point around 7:00 AM and conclude their adventurous day with a Cliff Tops sunset around 8:00 PM. That still leaves guests with plenty of time to enjoy their meals (breakfast 8:00 AM, supper 6:00 PM) and witness both spectacles. Reminder that with our COVID-19 protocols in place for another season, our overnight guest beverage services are limited and subject to change. Hot beverages are currently served from 2:00-5:00 PM, then coffee for the morning crowd from 7:30-8:00 AM. No hot beverages are offered during to-go meal services. Only lodge-provided cups are permitted, so no personal bottles to load up on, as that just isn’t fair to the other guests. Thank you for understanding and respecting these temporary changes.
Have a great end to the week.