Rain and increasing wind continue to hound the mountain, a status not likely to change much the first half of this new week. Depending on how the scattered showers strike, a few more inches of liquid precip are possible over the coming days which is going to keep trails soggy and cause the creeks to run higher than average. Winds today could gust as high as 35mph this afternoon, with the strongest surge happening this evening as the forecast calls for 45mph gusts. Conditions will still be breezy leading into Tuesday but should improve as that day progresses. Temps are going to hang around in the 50s and gradually cool with each passing day this week. We could be looking at overnight lows in the 30s by this weekend, temps that will surely kick the autumn leaf change into gear. With the saturated surface soil and strong winds, please pay extra close attention to your surroundings during the hike, and please make studious notes of any downed trees on trail. It’s important that any new obstructions or hazards get addressed promptly for safe passage of hikers and our llamas.