What a fabulous day in the outdoors yesterday turned out to be. You’d think summer was making a comeback with how pleasant it felt up top and down right toasty down below. We’re slated to enjoy at least two more days of such unseasonably delightful weather before conditions turn less favorable midweek. Visitors can expect highs in the 50s and lows in the 40s with plenty of sunshine now until Thursday. Winds will continue to have a strong presence during the evening hours, gusting as much as 20mph tonight and 30mph tomorrow night.
We continue to gather trail intel as we head into the final two weeks of the season. Trails that are clear of any obstructions from top to bottom include Alum Cave and Trillium Gap. Rainbow Falls and The Boulevard are said to have one tree down each, both of which are passable for the average hiker. Bull Head has officially been reopened with a major hazard having been addressed, but there are still a number of trees down there that could pose hurdles. Brushy Mountain, the least taken of all paths, also has a few downed trees.