A thin band of rain showers has made its way through the mountains and is already heading out. Skies will remain mostly cloudy much of the day with perhaps some partial clearing late in the afternoon. Temps have already dipped down into the mid 30s, and the next two evenings could see us get into the 20s. With the precip producer moving on, cold could be all we get to witness. As far as sunshine, once we kickoff the weekend we should see a steady stretch of gorgeous autumn days. These cold temps in the evenings and mild sunny afternoons will really help along the leaf change in the mid to lower elevations.
We’re approaching less and less daylight with each passing day, almost to eleven hours of light in a few days. So hikers will need to be smart about when to leave the top of the mountain with adequate light and warmer temps to get down. Conditions can cool off quickly once the sun drops, and even sooner in the shaded areas or down by creeks. Count on utilizing those warm layers at the start and end to your hike. Reminder that even with the changing of the seasons, our COVID-19 health and safety protocols at the lodge remain in place. Come prepared for spending the majority of your time outside in the elements, as our indoor public areas provide limited access and all food orders are served “to-go.” With so many people visiting the lodge these days, our team is working expeditiously to get everyone through the lines for purchasing our famous shirts and cookies.
Have a great day.
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