March 14, 2017
We woke up to a scene of powdery perfection this morning, with 3" of snow falling during the night on top of a thin ice layer. As our team works to clear paths between buildings, we approach the 4" mark with flurries still coming down. Yesterday's high was 33 degrees with a low of 18 last night. Temps are currently falling, though, as we sit at 16 degrees in the clouds.
Our team has been doing some admirable work preparing both the lodge AND the staging area in these conditions. We're still waiting for things to break our way, that way we can fly, receive our supplies, and put the finishing touches on the lodge before opening.
US 441 and Cherokee Orchard (past Twin Creeks) remain closed, so attempts to ascend the mountain in these conditions are not for the faint of heart. The lodge of course is still closed for the winter season. If you feel inspired to play in the snowy woods today, please be safe and let others know of your intentions. Have a great day!
3/14/2017 10:30:58 am
Such beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.... I enjoy seeing them so much.
Brian N bama
3/14/2017 10:38:49 am
John it is great to see your pics on this blog again!!! HAPPY TRAILS
3/14/2017 10:48:02 am
3/14/2017 11:12:46 am
Poor JP He missed it. Love the pics
3/14/2017 11:16:19 am
wow, we'll be there next week. Beautiful pics...
3/14/2017 12:28:47 pm
me and my friend will be there next week too! the 22nd is our night! i am a little nervous about the weather ! :)
3/14/2017 11:18:52 am
Love winter's white beauty! Go, Henry, go!
Ryan in Green Bay
3/14/2017 12:01:27 pm
Nothing against last years blog contributors, but the new team is killing it with the blog thus far. I know this is not a primary function of the team, but I love the pictures being shared, detailed descriptions, and tone of John and the crew. Keep up the great work and have a wonderful season. See you next month!
3/14/2017 03:17:02 pm
Couldn't agree more. I hope the blog quality doesn't peter out towards the end of the season as with the past two years.
Ryan in Green Bay said it exactly the way I was going to so I won't add to such a good comment which I totally agree with. I also wrote about it on my own web site but had to add to the comments here because the jobs that the crew do are many, many more than what some people actually realize, and the sheer logistics of preparing for the annual re-supply airlift have to certainly represent a major effort on all involved. Good luck, and it won't be long now...
3/14/2017 03:18:51 pm
What do the new shirts look like
3/14/2017 03:42:11 pm
I've sat in those rockers many times enjoying the great views of nature. But with much less snow! Great pics, John!
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