Has spring arrived up top? I sure hope so. If yesterday was any indication, I would say, yes. The high was 57º with a low of 40º. The snow is melting in the areas where the sun hits the ground. The shaded areas are going to take a while. With that being said, the trails are going to be in the same condition. The shaded areas are going to be covered in ice. Hikers have been on Rainbow, Bullhead, Alum Cave and Boulevard trails. The llamas will be attempting to come up Trillium today. The trails are going to be slick in places. We have had a large number of families make it up over the past couple of days. The kids did just fine. In fact, I think it is safe to say, they enjoyed themselves. They all seemed to be in good spirits and had plenty of energy to enjoy the mountaintop when they got here. My advice is take your time and be careful of your footing and you should be just fine. I am sure you are going to ask why there is a Bobcat on the mountain. We are doing some general maintenance on the water lines. The helicopter dropped it off and will pick it back up when they are all done.
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