We’ve got one more day of unseasonably warm weather today before autumn in the mountains comes swooping in. We’ll be getting plenty of sunshine once again and should easily jump into the mid 60s for a toasty afternoon of hiking. Our upcoming low will be in the low 50s and won’t be far off from what tomorrow’s high temp should be. Of course tonight is when rain showers are expected to roll through in advance of a cold front bringing chilly temps to the region Saturday. After the precip passes, the mercury will slide down the meter and conditions around the lodge will get close to if not below freezing. Winds are also going to ramp up significantly tonight, with gusts up to 40mph possible and remaining strong well through Saturday. All hikers need to take these wet and cold conditions seriously. There is no excuse in this day and age of information that visitors climb the mountain without rain jackets, appropriate footwear, or food and water. Our COVID protocols remain in place, which means occupancy limits inside public spaces and no hot beverages for day hikers, so visitors need to plan for the possibility of spending the entire duration of their trip outdoors in the elements. Sunday is expected to sunny and beautiful, and the mountain isn’t going anywhere, so be smart about when you decide to hike the mountain this weekend.
Have a great day.
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