Good Afternoon Readers, We were excited to be looking out over and under the clouds this morning, but it didn't take long for the hovering gray and white puffs to drop in for an extended stay. We were rocked by a couple of thunderstorms last night, which dumped 0.85" of rain on the mountain, intermixed with strong wind gusts and lightning. Yesterday afternoon's high temperature was 52 degrees, and our low was 39. The forecast continues to look mild with several chances of precipitation in the coming days. Guess it must be spring in the Smokies!
Our second team of veteran Llamas made the ascent today with a load of crew groceries. Always a joy to see those boys make it to the top with the goods! We're still a ways off from welcoming the greenery that has been coming in down below, but we're definitely seeing an increase in wildlife. Not only are there more people roaming the paths between cabins these days, but Robins and Juncos are increasingly zipping about. If you're exploring the woods anytime soon, enjoy what springtime has to offer in these parts. Have a great day!