Good Afternoon, The rain has moved in and looks like it is here to stay. With Tropical Storm Cindy making landfall, expect that moisture to keep things wet along these mountains for the next few days. Yesterday's brief but heavy soaker dropped 0.45" of rain on us, with clouds breaking up just enough to offer guests a picturesque sunset. Our high temperature for Wednesday came in at 66 degrees, with an overnight low of 50. We're hovering in the mid 50's currently with periods of light rain. Be sure and pack those appropriate layers if you intend to summit the mountain.
Even in late June, sometimes it feels good to cozy up next to our propane heaters.
Coming up Alum Cave Trail, one can still see Mountain Laurel and Dwarf Rhododendron in peak bloom. The purple Catawba Rhododendron are well on their way out and much of the white Rosebay Rhododendron is still in its budding phase. A couple more weeks and they ought to be opening up nicely. Around camp, things continue to green up at an alarming rate. Sadly, it appears the deer have nipped the heads off of all of the Turks Cap Lilies by the Dining Hall. Oh well, guess they have to eat too. Stay dry out there and have a great day.