Chris took this photograph around noon yesterday. This is a picture of the 10 acre brush fire that was burning around Rainbow Falls trail. Soon after they took this shot, the rain started falling. We received a little over half an inch of rain for the day. I am sure that went a long way to helping put this fire out. The Park Service said Rainbow Falls trail is still closed until further notice. I will let you know as soon as they open it. The park's wildland firefighters did an amazing job at getting the fire under control. As of this morning, we have not heard an update. The guests were able to enjoy some good ole' bluegrass music last night. There was some singing and foot stompin' taking over the mountain top. It was a great evening to sit inside and listen to some great tunes. It was a chilly day yesterday. The high was 58º with a low of 47º. The winds were ripping around camp and the rain came down in sheets. For the first time in a long time, I was happy to feel the rain on my face.
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