We witnessed a soft yet splendid sunrise this morning, with temps hovering in the mid 40s, but the increasing winds and approaching clouds give one the impression that some interesting weather is headed our way. Our high yesterday reached a comfy 56 degrees, with last night's low coming in at 38. If the forecast holds, we're looking at some rain today and tomorrow with the possibility of snow falling along the higher elevations. Please pay close attention to the weather forecast and any updates coming from the NPS pertaining to trail and road conditions over the next few days. We have every intention of staying open and serving guests, so please plan accordingly if your looking to ascend the mountain. You'll want dry and warm layers for your hike and once you reach the mountain. If we do happen to receive some snow, consider traction devices to assist your footing. Fortunately, the cold snap appears to be short lived, with wonderful spring temps returning by week's end.
We've also had a black bear make the occasional appearance around the perimeter of camp, so this is an opportune time to remind everyone of the importance about being responsible outdoors folk while visiting the mountain. Please don't feed the wildlife, pack out all trash, and don't leave your packs and other personal belongings unattended. If you're staying with us for a night, please keep your cabin doors closed while not in use, and store your food and other scented items in our office storage bins. If you happen to see a bear in camp, please make noise, move to higher ground, gather in groups, and alert a crew member so appropriate steps can be taken to assure the safety of you and the bear.
Thank you and have a great day.
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