US 441 (Newfound Gap Rd) is temporarily closed this morning due to downed trees courtesy of last night’s high winds. Hopefully the NPS crews can make quick work of it so visitors in town for the holiday can come enjoy the park.
Sunday was a day spent in the clouds with occasional rain showers, the bulk of which passed through during the night. The mountain received 1.1” of rainfall, not nearly as much as compared to our neighboring states to the north who appeared to be getting dumped on all day. Temps were quite stable much of the afternoon, hovering in the upper 40s. Our high eventually topped out at 49° and our low managed to dip down to 32°. Current conditions are mostly cloudy skies with mountain tops poking through varying levels of the atmosphere, with temps starting out in the mid 30s.
With less than ideal conditions for gallivanting around the forest, yesterday made for a great opportunity to catch up on some camp chores and keeping cozy in the kitchen. That means baking and reading!