We’re officially a full day’s cycle into the new season now. Certainly want to give a shout out to our first night’s guests, whose understanding, patience, and flexibility was greatly appreciated by our staff as they put theory into practice. Not to mention, a great deal of it got underway just as torrential downpours decided to lambaste the mountain. So kudos to our crew as well!
There has been a lot of water rolling off the mountain these last few hours and trails are sure to be soggy. Keep that mind if you are considering Rainbow Falls, whose crossing of LeConte Creek a few tenths above the falls can become quite treacherous in high water. Bull Head has the potential for some wet crossings as it circumnavigates the slopes below Balsam Point, as does Trillium Gap both above and below the namesake gap. Both Bull Head and The Boulevard have trees down. The NPS has announced that Alum Cave and Greenbrier (Brushy Mountain) will officially reopen to the public starting this coming Saturday, May 23.