Well yesterday turned out to be cloudier much longer than anticipated, but eventually by late afternoon the grey veil loosened its grip on the mountain. It doesn’t look like we’ll have a repeat performance today, as the skies are mostly clear and the sun is shining over the lodge. There is a light breeze, and conditions will feel a bit cooler these next couple days. We’re starting off in the low 50s this morning and should only get into the lower 60s later. These next couple nights we could actually dip down into the 40s. Even in mid June, there can still be a chill in the air this high up.
After today the repaving project happening along US 441 (Newfound Gap Rd) will be taking its two month summer hiatus. The work is slated to resume August 16. When that work will be happening around the Alum Cave trailhead has not been pinpointed yet, but when it does, visitors can count on significantly less parking being available due to partial parking lot and roadside closures for at least a couple days. Once we know more, we’ll of course make those details known so visitors can plan their hikes accordingly.