Today has been the warmest day of the year so far on the mountain. We're threatening to eclipse 70 degrees for the first time, but have yet to do so. Our high yesterday reached 67, with a low of 43 coming in the morning. We were clouded in over night and into this morning, with a strong surge of wind over a 12 hour period. By lunchtime, the skies finally cleared over the mountain and the sun has kept us pleasantly warm.
As anticipated, we've enjoyed hosting a large influx of day hikers today. Tomorrow promises to be another fabulous day to be outdoors, so if you're able to hike up we look forward to welcoming you. With these temps, the going drink may lean in the favor of our lemonade versus hot chocolate and coffee.
We're bumping up Monday's llama trip to tomorrow. Their schedule will resume on Wednesday. This will also be the last week that visitors can use Rainbow Falls Trail as an option every day. Once the Trails Forever rehabilitation work commences, hikers will be limited to its use Friday - Sunday into the fall season, much like Alum Cave was the last two years. We'll keep you updated on its progress throughout the year. Remember that Bull Head remains closed indefinitely, but Alum Cave, The Boulevard, Trillium Gap, and Brushy Mountain remain viable options for climbing the mountain.
Have a great rest of the weekend!
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