What began as a stunning morning above the clouds eventually turned into a socked-in mountaintop with the occasional rain shower. Despite that, it feels pleasant up here with temps in the 50s, a nice reprieve from the summer like conditions below. We tallied 0.88” of rainfall yesterday, the bulk of which fell right as we were loading up the llamas for their descent. It’s never always sunshine and rainbows, and we’re thankful for all those boys do. Sunday’s forecast looks similar to today, if not slightly better. A little bit of sunshine would go a long way if that’s the case.
Alum Cave has officially reopened, and folks are certainly taking advantage of the shortest route to the summit this holiday weekend. With the Roaring Fork back open, the shorter portion of Trillium Gap is NL accessible as well. Along with Rainbow Falls, these three have recently been cleared of hazards and obstructions. Bull Head, The Boulevard, and Brushy Mountain are open but are yet to be fully cleared by NPS trail crews, so take that into account if planning to hike either of those.