Yesterday was a very wet day. We saw another 1" of rain and we stayed in the clouds the whole day. The high was 63º and the low was 53º. The trails are slick so remember to take it slow. My other word of caution is to not step on the water bars. Water bars are the logs that the park service uses to divert the rain away from the trail. You will find them laying across the trail at a slight angle. Over the past twelve years, I have seen a lot of injuries due to hikers stepping on these logs and slipping. They are extremely slick when wet. These legs do their job well and keep the trail from washing away, just step over them and you will be fine. Wet days like this require extra vigilance. We are starting out with a repeat of yesterday. The clouds are laying low and there is a mist in the air. Remember your rain jacket and take it nice and slow. We will see you at the top.
John Paul Krol
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