November is bringing back that which we have needed for quite a while now…some wet weather! Clouds and mist will be a constant presence today with the strongest chance of precip happening about mid afternoon. Temps are holding steady between the 40s and 50s, and although it’s felt rather warm lower down the mountain, there’s a slight chill up top in these conditions. So bring those layers for staying warm and dry upon arrival to the lodge. Little to no wind action is expected today and tonight. A return to sunshine is set for the next couple days. About all that’s left for leaf peeping is at or below 3,000’ now, with the recent winds and rains really delivering a knockout blow to the mid elevations. Even what’s happening down low is getting patchy, with canopies mostly bare now and the forest understory providing most of the color.
And a heads up about the upcoming time change happening this Sunday. As is always the case this time of year, once the clocks fall back an hour, the lodge pushes guest supper AFTER sunset. We’ll post all of our updated service times in the coming days. Guests with reservations should take heed though, and still make every effort to ascend the mountain with plenty of daylight still in the sky. Even with just three brief weeks remaining in the season, there’s always the potential for sudden turbulent weather. It can cause temporary road closures forcing hikers to take longer trails up the mountain.
Have a great day.
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