It’s that time of year for the crew members to start hiking up the mountain and get ready for the 2019 season. After we all gathered for a big breakfast in town down below, we began our ascent up Alum Cave Trail on Friday. Once we reached the lodge we unpacked our belongings, ate dinner, and started preparing the lodge for the season ahead. We could not ask for better weather at the top. We are currently under clear skies with no rain or snow in the forecast (fingers crossed that doesn't change). Temperatures are staying on the colder side, currently at 27 degrees with lows dropping into the lower teens. We have a great crew lined up for the 2019 season. A large portion of returning crew members from the 2018 season with a few new crew members who are excited for the opportunity and adventures ahead.