Hello There! As expected, a holiday weekend means busy to the umpteenth power! The mountain is abuzz with hikers and guests enjoying the cooler temps, stocking up on their favorite merchandise, and indulging on those delicious chocolate chip or no-bake cookies. Yesterday was our first day of significant sunshine in over a week, and it would've been foolish not to spend all day outside. It was a great day for strolling the trails, relaxing in rockers, cooking on the grill, or in my case, an appreciated opportunity for tending to some much needed yard work. The last day of rain prior leaked just 0.05" on the mountain. Once the clouds dissipated in the morning, our high temperature eventually reached 62 degrees, and the low of 38 was from the morning before. It's comfortably mild up here today, despite being stuck in the clouds. The chance for storms increases later this afternoon and seems to be the norm once again rolling through the days ahead. We're getting into the time of year where the mountain will experience a variety of weather in a single day. A suggestion if you're not used to exploring the Smokies in the summer...plan for sun AND rain. Time to get back at it! Have a great start to the holiday weekend, wherever you might be.