Well, we got a little bit of snow last night. Thank goodness it was just a dusting. The high yesterday was 44º with a low of 28º. We did receive 1.1" of rain. It rained all day. It is bitter cold up top. The snow that did melt yesterday is now a slick sheet of ice. The llamas are supposed to make a trip up today. As long as they make it, we are expecting a full shipment of Yak Traks. You will need them today. If you are hiking up today, just take it slow. You will be just fine. I did see some folks posting about coming up Bullhead. Remember people, Bullhead has not been cleared and there are some tricky spots where you have to climb around blowdowns. We are not recommending Bullhead. I also heard people talking about the Boulevard. It is in bad shape. That will be the slickest trail leading to the top. Unless you are an experienced hiker and have the right gear, please do not attempt it. We are suggesting Alum and Rainbow to hikers making their way to the lodge. If you are in shape and want to do an extra 2 miles, Trillium is open as well. Just remember, you have to park at Rainbow Falls trailhead and take the connector trail to Trillium. It is further so head out earlier. I hope this helps and everyone has a safe trip up the mountain.
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