Despite the reports of heavy rainfall for yesterday, Chris and I managed to have a dry hike back to work. I say dry, that is only if you don't count the fact that we were soaked with sweat. I went through two liters of water in no time. It was extremely humid for the jaunt up the hill. The high on the mountain was 66º with a low of 58º. We did not get to see the meteor shower last night due to heavy cloud coverage. We will keep our fingers crossed for tonight.
After searching through the thick vegetation, I managed to find some of the pink turtlehead flowers. There are not as many around camp as there have been in the past. I did notice the grass of parnassus and the purple gentian is starting to bloom on the upper section of Alum Cave trail. They are making their debut early this season.
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