I am sorry to keep posting pictures from my hike up the mountain on Tuesday, it has been completely swamped on the top and I have not had a chance to get out and about. Plus, the pictures from the lower elevations are much prettier then the top right now. The vegetation is in the stage where everything is waiting to be covered in snow. I have no doubt that is coming sooner then later. As for those who are requesting snow for their trip up the mountain, I will get on that as soon as the fall rush dies down. I thought I would address some of the questions I have seen on the posts. As for the term "leaf peeper", that is a term a lot of locals use for the folks who visit the park to admire the wonderful show that we get to witness every fall. I have been asked why I do not put up more guest sightings, the people who you see on that page usually approach me. I am sad to say that I get busy with my daily routine of running the lodge and it slips my mind. If someone stops by and asks for their picture to be taken, I will gladly accomodate them. As for the elevation that is on our sign, I am sorry if that offends people. I guess we kept the tradition from the Jack Huff days. The elevation of the peak was usued on the t-shirts and it was synonymous with the mountain. We have always been open about the fact that the elevation is the actual high point of the mountain. We use it in the tradition of the mountain, the same way the oil lamps and hudson bay blankets are a part of the mountain experience. I hope this helps explain some of the questions you all have had.
Now on to the weather, the high yesterday was 51 with a low of 38. We had a small break in the clouds yesterday. Currently, we are socked in. If the weather follows the forecast, we all know the end of that story, it should clear out of here to make for a beautiful day for a hike.
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