Continuing our tour of camp, next stop, the incinerator. This is where we burn our trash. The aluminum and glass is separated and taken off of the mountain. We then have to burn all of our food scraps. This guarantees the bears do not get into the trash. If you look closely, you will notice a wire wrapping around the area that encloses the incinerator. That is our electric fence. It is a strong deterrent for Mr. Bear. The object is to keep the bears out of the trash and into the blackberries.
For those of you who asked about the temperatures I have been reporting. I reported a low of 32 on Monday. We are not 100% sure our thermometer is reading correctly. There was no notable frost that morning. We read our electronic thermometer this morning and it read 27 degrees. The outdoor thermometer read 34 degrees. It was in the low 60's yesterday. Even if the thermometers are not reading correctly, it is still pretty cold at night. If you are scheduled to hike up anytime soon, make sure you bring heavier layers for the evening.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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