We have a bright and sunny day up here at the lodge. Traffic is good around here and another busy weekend is winding down. This leaves us with just two more weekends left on the season. Fall has come and gone pretty quickly this year. Walt and Matt are keeping the kitchen ticking and Pauline is working the office today. Jess went on a day run to the bluffs down alum cave trail. Alison and myself are off the afternoon and relaxing from the weekend and trying to keep up with NFL as best possible from up here today. Alan and the llamas made a trip up Trillium Gap Trail this morning and either he forgot to change his clock last night or he was really speeding up the trail today as he arrived earlier than usual. Bonnie brings the llamas up again tomorrow as well as trips for the boys on Thursday and Friday of this week so watch out for them on trillium gap this week. Alan brought to our attention, what we crew thought had maybe been some sort of cloud inversion, was actually a group of forest fires and we were just seeing the cloud shelf of smoke. Now our sunny day has somewhat turned smokey. The smoke has reached the top of the mountain. The temps are 48 currently with clouds/smoke among us.Yesterdays High was 51 and low was 30. If you are coming up this week remember to pack layers. The night time hours are getting pretty chilly and frost is common this week in the mornings. And as always be safe coming up! See you at the top!