My, what indecisive weather we're having today. Yesterday was cool all day, the high 54 and the low 45. A beautiful lightning storm rolled in at dusk last night and it was a spectacular show to watch from the back porch of the dining room. Early thunderstorms dropped .56" of rain this morning before breakfast and it looked like that was the trend for the day but as of right now, I am looking at clear skies and it is a very comfortable 59 degrees. I'd say just pack for all the weathers today!
Hello, hello! I hope your Monday is going well so far. We woke up to a chilly and clear 40 degree sunrise this morning. Yesterday's high was 59 and it was so clear and the the air was so crisp it almost felt like a fall day instead of the dead of summer. Today started out with blue skies, but the clouds have rolled in and it feels like it might rain this afternoon. Happy trails!
Blogging on a Sunday afternoon....and what a beautiful day it has been! Yesterday was dark and gloomy and a steady 1.55" of rain fell. The high was only 59 and the low this morning was a very chilly 44. Today we have had a flawlessly blue sky and the temperature has stayed in the upper 50's, a much needed relief from the heat of last week. Everyone have a wonderful day!
Alright everyone, grab your canoe paddles, we are in for a lot of rain this weekend! Sorry for my blog absence yesterday, there was a little trouble on trail with the llamas and I went to go help out (everyone is safe and happy!), and Brian was awesome enough to jump in for me! Yesterday's high reached a (relatively, for us) sweltering 76 and the low was only 55. We did receive .55" of rain in the evening which helped cool us down a bit. Today we are still at 55 and the rain has set in at a steady pour. We are expected to have very heavy winds and lightning as well so please, please be aware of your surroundings on trail- watch for falling limbs and trees, take caution when crossing streams and try to stay as dry as you can. Safe and happy trails to all!
Hello down there! Brian here again. Its great to be back blogging. Its llama day! #llamadrama #longnecks #dontspitonyourneighbor What a busy day so far. We can sure tell when the Alum Cave Trail is open. The mountain is crawling with day hikers. The weather is looking a little ominous this weekend. If y'all are planning a day hike up to see us, please be prepared.
Yesterday's high reached 72 and the low dropped to 54 degrees. It is currently a hot 76 degrees and partly cloudy. #peace
Hey y'all! We've had a beautiful morning so far today and I'm hoping the sun stays with us all day. Yesterday's high was a very humid (even for us up here) 73 and the low was 55. No rain fell yesterday, but there is a lot predicted for the weekend, so keep that in mind when you're packing your packs to come up! Right now, it is partly cloudy and 67 with very little breeze...it will be warm today for sure. Water, water, water!
Hello again, dearest internet, I hope that everyone is having a good day so far. Today started out in a soupy fog this morning, but by mid morning we had clear blue skies...and now we have clouds again....and as I am writing this, the sun is coming back out. Well, that's mountain weather at its finest. It is already 66 degrees today so it looks like we are in for another very wamr day up here. Yesterday's high was 69 and the low was 51 and we received .01" inches of precipitation which, in my opinion, was purely humidity being rung out of mid air. Everyone have a wonderful day today and if it's too hot for coffee when you arrive here, don't worry - we are making extra lemonade today!
Hello, hello. Writing from a bit of a grey day on the mountain top today. We are securely wrapped in a thick blanket of clouds and the wind is humming quietly through camp. It's warm though, despite the fog, already almost 60 degrees. Yesterday's high was 70 and the low was 51 and although around lunchtime the whole mountain shook with thunder, only .02" of rain actually fell.
It is HOT and humid down below this week and as I mentioned yesterday, pack lots of extra water and be sure to drink as you hike, even if you don't necessarily feel thirsty. Preventing dehydration is leaps and bounds easier than treating it! The most helpful piece of hiking (and any other kind of activity!) advice I have been given in a long time: Drink before you are thirsty, eat before you are hungry and rest before you are tired. This will keep you hiking at your best!
Hello all! We are having a beautiful start to the week on the mountain! Yesterday's high was 70 and the low was 49 with .2" of rain. Today it is already 70 degrees and humid with sunshine and clouds overhead. It is going to be a very hot week, so if you are hiking remember to pack extra water, take extra breaks, and stay cool and hydrated as you journey up to visit our beautiful mountain!
Happy Fathers Day and also first day of summer! It has turned out to be quite a lovely Sunday afternoon on the mountain! This morning started off cloudy and thick at 56 degrees. But the sun has been peeking out through the clouds and the overcast sky is slowly giving way to blue. Yesterday's high was only 60, cooler than it has been lately, and the low was 55. It was a stormy, rainy kind of day which, to me, presents its own unique beauty and perspective. We received .2" of rain throughout the day.
And now, a very important message from Site Manager: Ruthie Puckett. (Written by Adam Rector, Esq.)
It has come to my attention that during my days off the Mount, this blog has contained several "hash tags" and I understand that many of you are confused and disturbed by this new form of communication. I would like to take this opportunity to stress that no one here understands the purpose or proper use of these "hash tags" either and, as such, we shall continue to use them as we see fit.
Ruthie (but really Adam and Brian (mostly Adam))
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