Well, the weather has thrown us a curveball and decided to make it a wet mountain top after all. Since before daybreak, we’ve been clouded in with nonstop wind, mist, and rain. Not quite the Saturday we were expecting. There doesn’t appear to be much of a let up in the extended forecast, with high precip percentages called for this next week. Come ready for rain, as the gear will surely make your experience on the trail a better one. Just ask the droves of day hikers who forgot their rain jackets today! We gladly sell ponchos, but that will only help for half of one’s journey in such conditions.
With these winds and saturated soils, please let us know if there are any new downed trees or slides that need to be tended to by NPS trail crews. It’s important those matters get addressed promptly so visitors have accessibility and safe passage while traversing the mountain. Thank you!