The rain has come and gone, all happening during the night. And with it, a plunge in our mountain top temperatures. Yesterday held the cool down off as long as it could, but our mild days are behind us now. Our low this morning was 26°, and we can count on more wake-ups just like it over the coming days. Fortunately we get to welcome back abundant sunshine this Friday as the skies are clear. This afternoon we could see a high temp in the lower 40s. The winds are going to be persistent, gusting up around 30mph, so the wind chill factors are going to keep conditions feeling quite brisk this weekend. Watch for slick spots on trail in the morning hours of you get an early start as we trudge through the daily freeze/thaw cycles known this time of year. We’re entering our penultimate weekend of the season, and with such delightful weather in the forecast and some lingering autumn color in the lowest reaches of the park, expect more traffic congestion around the mountain.