We’re still going to be riding out the rain, wind, and clouds the next 24 hours, but it appears the worst that Delta has to offer is now behind us. The heaviest rains came down throughout the night, so creeks in some places are sure to be surging until conditions dry up. The mountain is socked in at the moment, and scattered rain bands should persist throughout the day. Wind gusts of up to 30 mph are still possible across the higher peaks of the park. The forecast for Monday has improved since Delta made landfall and has slowly but surely broken apart.
The fall color display along Alum Cave Trail is at its peak from top to bottom, so essentially everything above 3,500 feet in elevation. Mostly golds can be seen higher up, and especially down along the creek between the trailhead and Arch Rock. Up around Inspiration Point and the Bluffs are where colors diversify with reds and oranges in the mix. As weather conditions turn more favorable, these mountains are certainly worth exploring.