It’s our fifth consecutive (and possibly last) day of rain as we roll into the second of five October weekends. Chances are high for wet conditions throughout the day once again, so don’t get fooled into thinking we’re done just yet despite intermittent breaks in the action. Winds across the peaks will be much calmer today, and the clouds should maintain their grip over the mountains. Aside from some fog expected tomorrow morning, conditions ought to improve as Saturday goes on and improving into the holiday. We’ve spent so much time in the upper 40s and 50s of late, but we might finally warm up a smidge to the 60s come this weekend depending on how much sun we get. As trail conditions dry out, it should make for some delightful autumn rambles though the woods. Clearer skies and changing leaves will surely lure in the crowds, so come ready for backups and congestion while visiting the park this weekend. One can probably count on the occasional animal traffic jam as bears, deer, elk, and turkeys forage near roadsides. Just remember to maintain a safe distance while viewing any wildlife.