A cloudy and chilly start to this Friday. Currently in the upper 20s and wondering if these misty clouds could produce something in the form of flurries. Skies should improve for this afternoon offering up a mix of sun and clouds. High temps will be lucky to reach the low 40s today. We’ll be back down into the 30s tonight, and there is a slight chance for increasing clouds and rain overnight and into early Saturday. The weekend outlook is looking like a mixed bag of treats between sunny and cloudy conditions, as well as varying temps. Saturday will be cool and Sunday will see an injection of warmer temps. Whether staying with us overnight or tackling the mountain as a weekend warrior, better come prepared for all of it!
In trail related news, Rainbow Falls Trail will be closed to public access May 10 - 13, and 17 - 20 for bridge replacement work. Hikers will still be able to utilize the trail on weekends, Friday through Sunday, during that time frame. Visitors wishing to access Mt. LeConte from Cherokee Orchard still have the option of taking Bull Head or Trillium Gap trails to and from the lodge. Guests with overnight reservations should plan their ascents and descents accordingly if not taking Alum Cave or The Boulevard these next couple weeks.
Have a great rest of the day.