It’s starting off as another day scraping the clouds up here in the high peaks. There are chances for afternoon storms to flare up before clearing overnight. Temps across the region should start to warm slightly as well. We’ve been hanging out in the lower 50s of late, and yesterday brought us tiny amounts of rain. The weekend looks rather decent for outdoor exploration, but there are still possibilities for pop-up showers on Saturday and Sunday, so best to come prepared for an array of conditions.
The beauty of the mountain continues to burst forth in vivid color. The Mountain Laurel at the mid elevations are opening up nicely, and the Catawba Rhododendron continue to bloom higher up the trail. Even the white Rosebay Rhododendron are beginning to reveal themselves in the lower elevations, greeting hikers as they embark on the day’s ramble.
Kudos to the NPS trail crews for clearing out a monster of a tree on Alum Cave. And the fine folks with Trails Forever continue to make great improvements to Trillium Gap, helpful to both hikers and our hard working llamas. Our fuzzy and famous friends will be making trips today, tomorrow, and Monday for those folks interested in catching glimpses of them at the lodge. Reminder that they usually arrive around lunch time and rest for about an hour before saddling back up. Just follow the signs, or ask one of our friendly crew members. to our safe llama viewing area and get yourself some great photos.
Have a great weekend!
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