The vegetation is coming in strong and the deer are coming out in full force. We have quite a few around camp. It won't be long before we see their fawns frolicing around the cabins. I love this time of year. We seem to be a couple of weeks off for blooms. The sand myrtle has usually started to bloom on Cliff Tops and Myrtle Point, but we have not seen it yet. I have been asking locals about the fireflies in Elkmont, the word is "not yet". If you are hiking up today, you will have splendid weather. It is sunny and beautiful up top. The high yesterday was 67º with the low being 47º. The trails have quieted down a little bit. I know some schools are still in session, so the family vacations are not quite in full swing. Well, it is time to serve biscuits. We have 50 hungry guests patiently awaiting the breakfast bell. Happy Hiking.
John Paul Krol
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