The clouds started out thick as soup yesterday, but eventually broke away late in the afternoon. As expected for a Saturday in October, the mountain was covered up in outdoor enthusiasts soaking up sunshine and searching for colorful trees. Guests were treated to a pleasant evening for enjoying supper in the mountain air that later gave way to countless stars twinkling above. We’re counting on more sunshine from start to finish today, which could once again draw in the weekend crowds given that Monday is a holiday. The air will be calm up top until this evening when gusts could get up to 20mph. Temps will keep bouncing between the 40s and 50s.
This time of year, such conditions can feel delightful in an unabated sun, but in the shade and especially once the sun drops behind the horizon, extra layers are smart to have handy. We’re losing daylight fast these days it seems, now at 11.5 hours. Beginning this Monday evening, we will be shifting our guest supper time again. To ensure folks have a chance to make the haul up to Cliff Tops after a warm and filling meal, supper will be served at 5:30 PM Eastern. Overnight guests can also sip on some hot beverages from 1:30-4:30 before the Dining Hall is closed for meal prep.