Spring is coming...and the Lodge is waking up.
Here we go again. After a mild February, winter has returned in earnest just in time for our preseason preparations. This morning's temperature observation also marks the high for the period, coming in at 28 degrees. Our low from yesterday came at breakfast, dipping down to a biting 6 degrees. Despite no new precipitation on Friday, the snow is back, and the flakes are expected to last a few hours today. US 441 is currently open to all traffic, but that could change at any time if the park deems the highway unfit for safe passage. We'll do our best to keep you up to speed on the situation.
Trails are snowy and icy, so traction devices are highly recommended, as are warm, waterproof layers. Cotton is not. There is breathtaking beauty in the winter scenes of the mountains, but such conditions are equally treacherous. Please use caution if playing in the high elevation forests is on the weekend docket.
Have a great start to the weekend.