After Monday's weather decided to throw a wrench into our airlift plans, Tuesday was our redeemer as we were able to get in several hours of flying. We still have about a half day's worth remaining to complete this spring's airlift, so our postings regarding lodge ground closures will remain up a little while longer as we dodge the clouds. There was a great deal of running up, down, and all around the mountain yesterday, so thank you for your patience in waiting for today's blog entry!
We began yesterday in the clouds, but shortly after lunch the skies cleared and the temps quickly warmed up. We peaked out at 58 degrees, quite a change from a week ago, and our overnight low was 28. The storms that passed through the region last night certainly put on an impressive electric light show. That's the thing about thunderstorms while living on a mountain...you either have the comfort of watching them pass by on the horizon, or you're in an unnerving situation sitting in the middle of it. We woke up to clouds this morning, but the sun is trying to regain the upper hand. Let's hope it does!
In between flying, the crew continues to organize all of the goods that we've received, and we're preparing the lodge to host our anxious guests once again. Thank you for understanding the need to delay our opening. We're excited about closing the chapter on 2017 pre-season preparations soon and welcoming visitors back to the mountain! Take care and have a great day.
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