November 17, 2021
We’re down to the last week of the season, which means a number of lasts to experience for guests before we shut our doors for the winter. One last week of meals, one last week for getting “I hiked it” merchandise, and one last week to soak up some stunning sunsets before snuggling into a cozy cabin. The mountain spent much of yesterday in the clouds, and today’s conditions could have us inside, above, or below varying cloud layers intermixed with splashes of sun. Temps are going to be incredibly mild up top today and we should have no problem tapping the mid 50s this afternoon. This unusual warm spell won’t last long though given what’s on deck for Thursday. Rain is expected to arrive tomorrow afternoon and with it a steady descent in temps. In fact we could see a 35-40° drop from Wednesday’s high to Friday morning’s low. So if you’re staying with us these next couple days, come prepared for the major swing. As recently discussed, the winds will also continue to play a factor, gusting as much as 30mph today and up to 40mph tomorrow. Best to enjoy the warmth and sunshine today as it might be the last of its kind until next spring! There isn’t much left in the way of fall color in the mountains these days. What little remains has been relegated to the lowest reaches of the foothills and gateway communities. With the leaves turning so much later this year though, it’d be no surprise if some of our neighboring states to the south get to enjoy a more colorful Thanksgiving weekend than one is used to.
Have a great day.
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