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.
Trail Advisory! 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.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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