Since dinner time yesterday we’ve been in and out of the clouds with intermittent rain showers and rumblings. Temps managed to reach 66° in the afternoon before storms popped up and cooled things off a bit. We tallied 0.4” of rainfall before breakfast time. Precip so far today has been rather light at times, not enough to really inconvenience anyone. The forecast for the weekend has vastly improved. The rain chances have decreased substantially, and the temps for down below look to be a scorcher. What better place to beat the heat than up top on Mt. LeConte? We might finally tap 70° for the first time this year, but no promises with how cool it continues to be up here.
The Trails Forever team has started to tackle the upper reaches of Trillium Gap Trail. We are excited to see the improvements develop in the coming months. Some nasty areas are in need of attention for both the benefit of hikers and our llamas. Here’s a glimpse at some of their initial handy work. Reminder that this trail is closed above Grotto Falls on Monday’s through Thursday’s. We will also be modifying our llama packing schedule next week to account for some of the trail work being done.