National Park Volunteers
I would first like to say thank you to all of our National Park Volunteers. They provide an amazing service to our Parks. The group to the left hikes up every month and checks on the shelter. They clean up any trash that has been left and make sure all of you backpackers have a clean place to stay.
They had a stunning day to hike up. Yesterdays high was 63. It was a shorts, t-shirt, and crampons type of day. Chris and I got out for hike around the mountain and enjoyed the incredible views. Today is looking to be an even better day. We have another helicopter flying in today to drop off our clean linens. The hope is the snow melts enough to start bringing the llamas next week. I will keep you posted.
Please folks, Boulevard trail is still very icy and snowy. The conditions are difficult for even the most experienced hiker. There is one section up top, on the north face of the mountain, that has an extreme amount of ice. It is a very difficult area to pass.
Alum Cave trail is melting nicely. The trail is in great condition. I would strongly advise to hike Alum instead of Boulevard.
4/2/2010 07:40:10 am
What trail are the Llamas going to use since Trillium is closed?
4/2/2010 03:45:46 pm
Things are looking good ! Coming up Sunday ! Glad to see the warmer temps; Many compliments to those volunteers; I wish I lived closer so I could pitch in.
4/2/2010 05:56:31 pm
Rainbow falls trails was passable earlier this week by our group. No one had crampons or yak trax but we took it slow and made it to the top in about 5 hours.
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