Yesterday was our quietest and wettest day of the week so far, but that is not the case today. The weekend warriors are out in force, and who can blame them. It’s cool up top and we’re in and out of the clouds, a great place for spending a Saturday in June. Temps are comfortable in the 60s. The next few days look to be pleasant as well, so we’re anticipating a string of great days for getting out and playing in the woods.
With the summer season kicking into gear, one can count on seeing more people from start to finish if visiting the lodge. Overnight guests with reservations are advised to park at trailheads early in the morning to beat the crowds and also avoid having to leave your vehicle along the side of the roadway. An early start also gives you plenty of time to scope out the various mountain vistas and an opportunity to visit our gift shop. With occupancy limits inside our public spaces, it’s not unusual to see a line out the door at peak traffic. As always, our souvenir gift shop hours are 12:00-5:00 PM (and 8:30-9:30 AM for the REAL early risers). Outside those hours our day hiker services are closed as our team is taking full advantage of that time clean, organize, and sanitize.