A quick trail update for those visiting the mountain in the coming days. Alum Cave Trail has sustained significant damage in the way of downed trees, courtesy of Hurricane Irma. Many of these trees are large, mature red spruces which make passage slow and difficult. These heavily obscured stretches are at miles 2.7-3.0, 3.5, 3.8, and 4.0. Debris can be seen throughout the 5 mile climb.
Guests are advised to utilize Trillium Gap Trail, which is currently clear of debris, for the time being. We will notify you once Alum Cave has been cleared and presents no trail blocking hazards.
Rain is expected to move back in this evening and linger around tomorrow. Winds are still blustery up top and is making for cooler temps. Please be safe and dress appropriately if you intend to summit.