With all of the weathered wood on the buildings, any new wood really sticks out. The llamas got new troughs this year. It won't be long until they are nice and weathered, too.
Yesterday shaped up quite nice. The sun burned off the clouds and made for a picture perfect day. The high was 61º with a low of 49º. I keep looking at the blanket of clouds laying on top of us now wondering if they are going to stick around all day or if we are going to get a repeat performance. I could use a "do over". When you are crew on the mountain, you quickly learn to take advantage of every gorgeous day that comes your way. Needless to say, I did not do that yesterday.
As most of you have heard, Hwy 441 is open over the mountain. You can now reach Alum Cave trail head from Cherokee. I believe the contractors finished a month ahead of schedule. They should be enjoying a nice little bonus coming their way.
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