Springtime on the mountain means you never know what you are going to get. We awoke this morning to 4" of fresh powder on the ground. The high yesterday was 33º with a low of 13º. Thank goodness we finished our airlift before this blanket of snow covered the mountain. The helicopter delivered the last of the t-shirts and propane tanks. We are ready for action. If you are hiking up today, make sure you have plenty of layers to keep warm when you stop for rest breaks. You also want to make sure you drink plenty of water and carry snacks with you. The snow can make a hike last a little longer than usual, so make sure you are prepared. At the time of this posting, Hwy 441 is closed. The trails that are open, leading to the lodge, are Rainbow Falls Trail and Bullhead Trail. We heard from guests yesterday advising that you will want some sort of traction device to attempt these trails. Remember, take it slow and be careful. We will have hot chocolate ready for you when you reach the lodge.
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