Now it feels more like spring up here. Yesterday was a sun-filled and beautiful blue sky day to kickstart the last week of April. Temps were warmer than they’ve been in a while as we nearly tapped 60°. And plenty of people where out and about enjoying the delightful turn to more favorable hiking conditions. We’re looking at a mix of sun and clouds today and tomorrow, but temps are expected to hold steady. That means the mountain top should hang out between 40-60° until the next storm system rolls into town late Thursday.
With the warmer weather, naturally that means increased wildlife activity around the lodge and on trail. Birds, squirrels, salamanders, deer, and inevitably black bears. Please remember that we are in a national park created to protect these animals, and how fortunate we are to be able to share this majestic space with them. Do not feed these animals as it does more harm than good for both the animal and those people who have an encounter after you. Feeding wildlife can lead to unnatural and sometimes aggressive behavior where animals learn to associate food with people. Wildlife and other people run the risk of getting hurt all because somebody before them wanted a laugh or a photo-op. Thank you for your cooperation in recreating responsibly and helping to protect this national park.
Have a great day.