What a beautiful afternoon I am writing from! It is cold and clear as a bell up on top today and this is Ruthie again. A very important road closing announcement today:
ROAD CLOSURE ADVISORY
Due to the Park Service replacing bridges, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail (access road to Grotto Falls/Trillium Gap trail heads) will be closed from the evening of Friday, October 31, 2014 through mid-May 2015. To check on other road closures in the Park, please check NPS website at: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/seasonalroads.htm .
And now for the weather! As i mentioned before it is all blue skies and frosty temperatures today. Our high yesterday was only 45 and the low reached 26 making for a chilly night. Please be aware that there is snow in the forecast for this weekend, starting on Friday night, and accumulation is predicted. This of course means please please please pack very warmly, have traction for your feet, keep waterproof gear with you at all times and just because it isn't warm anymore, don't forget to stay just as hydrated while hiking! The mountain is beautiful in the snow, but it can also be treacherous so don't let the winter wonderland go to your head and continue to practice safe hiking!
I hope to see lots of smiling faces (with warm hats on, of course) this weekend and please don't forget about the access to Trillium Gap Trail being closed! Have a lovely rest of your afternoon and stay warm!