After a few scheduling conflicts, the helicopter showed up around 3 pm yesterday. We were able to fly for a couple of hours. The plan for this morning is start as soon as the sun peeks over the horizon. Thank goodness the weather forecast looks spectacular. It is pretty chilly this morning. The low was 21º with a high of 39º. As for trail conditions, there are still some patches of ice, but we have seen a lot of dayhikers and they seem to have had no problems. The trails may be a little muddy, but I am guessing the sun helped a lot over the past couple of days. Remember, if you are hiking up for the day, we are not open yet. Please bring any snacks you may want with you. There is water available at the spring located a few yards down Trillium Gap Trail.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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