September 17, 2019
Good Morning All,
Fall is starting to set in at 6593 feet and this mornings weather showed that well. A slight breeze pushing thick clouds in between trees of golden brown has us in the fall mood today. Chilly temperatures add to the seasonal change as it is currently 59 degrees outside. Last night we dropped to 47 degrees. It won't be too much longer till the entire park is bursting with fall colors and we can't wait. Though we are experiencing the fall weather at the summit, the valley below is still getting some summer heat. Be sure to pack plenty of water as the trail conditions at the lower elevations are still expected to be hot. Once at the top of the mountain you can enjoy this cool weather with us. A small chance of rain for late this afternoon but likely to pass.
September 16, 2019
sunrise this morning was one for the books. Sky was full of vibrant oranges and reds. While making breakfast I was even able to get some great views from the windows so I’m sure that the views at Myrtle point were spectacular. It looks to be a clear day for us all day long. No chances of rain. Temperatures are cool compared to the valley below with highes in the upper 60s and low 70s. Overnight lows are starting to get chilly. Last nights low came in at 47 degrees. Those planning an overnight stay be sure to pack some warm layers.
September 13, 2019
people arent the only ones enjoying the cool mountain mountain air today. Our llama friends are happy to be up here with us and get a break from the summer heat below. If you are also looking to escape the heat from the valley below then lace up those hiking boots and come join us at 6593 feet. It is currently 62 degrees and no chance of rain. Our overnight low continues to linger in the low 50s and upper 40s. Be sure to pack some warm layers if you plan an overnight. Looking into the weekend we are expecting some scattered showers so pack that rain gear.
September 12, 2019
Good morning all,
Guest were able to enjoy breakfast this morning with clear skies and views as far as the eye can see. As the day continues we are starting to see more cloud cover. A gentle breeze pushing the clouds around allowing for short pockets of sunshine. Rain looks to be on the forecast for mid to late afternoon. Looking ahead at the forecast we can expect rainy afternoons as we get into the weekend. Be sure to pack that rain gear. Last night we dropped to 50 degrees. Yesterday’s high came in at 65 degrees. Those planning an overnight be sure to bring warm layers.
September 10, 2019
The sun has risen and set on another gorgeous and warm day. With a light breeze, many of our guests needed a jacket walking around camp as we hovered around 55 degrees in the late afternoon. Midday though, with a high of 76, the crew were all outside in the sun relaxing. Some reading books, watching movies on their personal devices, or just sitting in their rocking chairs viewing the valley below. Overnight, the low was a balmy 49 leaving us with a chill after the warm day. If you’re planning a hike today, you should expect much the same. Our high will be in the upper 60s to low 70s and overnight low will be in the upper 40s again. Come cool off at the higher elevations. We hope to see you soon!
September 09, 2019
We are continuing to have some amazing luck with this weather. Another clear beautiful day for us. With not a single cloud in the sky views couldn’t be any better. A slight breeze keeps us cool while temperatures rise into the upper 60s. Currently it is 66 degrees. Today is a perfect day to soak in the 360 degree views offered at Myrtle Point. No rain on the forecast for today. Overnight lows are coming in the low 40s. If you are planning to stay the night be sure to pack extra warm layers.
September 8, 2019
Good morning all,
Its another clear and beautiful day for us at 6593. Sunshine as far as the eye can see. No clouds to block out any views so it’s a perfect day to hangout at cliff tops or myrtle point. Last night we dropped rob a chilly 37 degrees but we are warming up fast with all this sunshine. It is currently 64 degrees. No rain on the forecast for today. Expect trail conditions to be hot today especially at lower elevations. Those planning an overnight at the summit be sure to pack some warm layers for the chilly nights.
A friendly reminder, even though the squirrels are adorable it is against national park regulation to feed them or any wildlife. Help keep wildlife wild.
September 6, 2019
Good afternoon all,
A cloudy 24 hours in the books yesterday, leads us to a beautiful sunny day today. While beginning this morning at a chilly 41 degrees, we have already beat yesterday’s high of 65 and have risen to a warm 69 degrees. With a light breeze, the shady areas are sure to cool any hiker off as they enjoy the beautiful views we have to offer. Come cool off at the higher elevations this weekend!
Pictured below are four of our crew members sporting their favorite color 2019 “I Hiked It” shirts. Come purchase yours in the office!
Pictured left to right: Mo, Erin, Lane and Jordan.
September 4, 2019
It’s a cool morning up at 6593’ and while we’re enjoying it now, the 58 degrees won’t be staying for long. A high of 70 degrees is expected with no rain in sight leaving us with what will be a rather warm day. Fill those water bottles! Over the last 24 hours, we hit a high of 68 degrees and low of 47 degrees leaving us chilled overnight. It won’t be long before we start seeing chilly temperatures again!
September 3, 2019
Good morning all,
A beautiful 24 hours in the books with a high of 68 and low of 49. This mild weather is allowing for guests to wear shorts and a light jacket as they enjoy the views of the valley below. Over the next couple of days, we should be staying between 50-70 degrees then dropping by ten degrees by Thursday. We hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and get a chance to come cool off in the higher elevations!
Our very own Scott Hengehold captured the picture below of Elk near the Oconaluftee visitor center on 441. We hope you get to see this and other wildlife when you enter the park. Just remember to give all wildlife their space!
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