It was a crisp, sunny day on the mountain yesterday, and we anticipate seeing a repeat of those conditions today, possibly a tad warmer. Wednesday’s high temperature was 38, accompanied by a low of 29.
For those of you wondering about trail conditions as we approach the start of the season, we’re happy to report that all of them – with the exception of Bull Head – are in decent shape. Alum Cave has one mature red spruce that came down with the most recent storm, but one is currently able to pass underneath until the hard working trail crew comes in with the necessary tools. Brushy Mountain has several downed trees varying in size, but only the fallen hemlocks require some straddling. Bull Head, of course, is closed indefinitely as nature embarks on a long road to recovery there.
As promised, just a friendly reminder about lodge grounds being predominantly inaccessible during Airlift. If you are absolutely determined to ascend the mountain before we officially open for business, please be aware that you may not be able to gather water, use facilities, or relax on porches as one normally would. These closures of camp won’t prevent anyone from being able to enjoy Cliff Tops, High Top, Myrtle Point to the fullest.
We are happy to share with you that the 2017 LeConte Lodge Ornament, made by local artist Tim Weberding, is now available for purchasing at our Online Store. Check it out here!
If you’re free to tromp around in the woods today, enjoy it to the max!