Good evening y'all,
I just wanted to post and let everyone know that Grace and I made it back to the mountain safely this afternoon. It was a cold day to hike up, but I can remember few sweeter days on the Alum Cave Trail. We are making grilled cheeses and fighting off the bitter cold (11 degrees!) before a cozy evening of sunset watching and reading.
A big thank you to all the folks who helped us out as we were off the mountain: Gary & Nicole Wilson, Dick & Ann Ketelle, Joe Dehnert & Julie Heaton, Tori Kuehn and the Line family. Every stay had its own character and in a way, it was nice to be able to see some other parts of the Southeast during this spartan time of the year. That being said, we are thrilled to be back in our element at the lodge. I am grateful that it was spared in the fires. We are fortunate to have what we have.
I hope that everyone has a nice evening and we look forward to welcoming you back to your favorite mountain!