It’s been a fairly nice day up top as we sit above the valley fog below. Conditions should slowly but surely improve for the majority of the weekend. A great way to send out the month of September and get autumn kicked off in style. Hitting the ole repeat button on the temps it seems like, high temp of 55 degrees for the period and a low of 50. Another good dose of liquid precip as 1.1” of rain fell across the mountain. It’ll take a little bit for all that water to clear out but by tomorrow trails should be very manageable even for the hiking novice.
The bear that was becoming a bit too comfortable with camp was successfully trapped this morning. The NPS quickly sent up their wildlife team to exam the bear, educate any and all onlookers, and release the native animal back into the wild. And that’s where it belongs. Again, if you see a bear around camp, please alert a lodge staff member. It’s important that we quickly take the appropriate steps to protect our visitors and property, as well as the bear. Trapping, examining, and releasing bears that grow too comfortable with the lodge has continually proven effective in keeping the animals wild, and in turn saving their lives. Once they associate being around buildings and people as a negative experience not worth repeating, they can stick to foraging for nuts and berries in the lush forests.
Thank you for helping the lodge and the NPS in this endeavor! Have a great weekend.
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