Well as you can see it’s a fine morning up top. Sunrise from Myrtle Point was one for the books. Knee deep drifts from High Top made the trek difficult at 6:15am to catch the morning show. The high yesterday reached 32 degrees. The overnight low only dropped down to 22 degrees which is much warmer than past mornings. It’s currently 23 degrees and high level clouds floating around camp. We received 0.42” of precipitation and dropping our snow depth down to 8”. We received trace amounts of snow overnight. US Hwy. 441 (Newfound Gap Road) is closed for snow/ice. Cherokee Orchard remains open so Rainbow and Bullhead await your arrival. Plenty of snow still remaining for everyone at camp. See you at the top.
Breaking trail down Rainbow was tough with knee deep snow. Slow and steady wins the race. In no time I was greeted at Rainbow with heavy ice below the falls. It’s was a wonderful day to be out enjoying some of the trails around the mountain. Much of today will be the same. Alum is sure to have some waist deep drifts on the upper section of trail. Whomever gets on Alum will have a tough time getting to the top. Be safe and be smart! Allow enough time to get down the mountain folks! Have a great day!