Another day is upon us. The sky is coming alive with color. The forecast is calling for warmer temperatures and sunshine. That is always good news when you are staring at 3 feet of snow. Yesterday helped a bit. The snow is melting off the trees which should help the rhodo situation on the trails. The high yesterday was 35 with a low of 19. This means the snow is melting on the trails and then freezing at night. I highly recommend using some sort of traction device on your shoes. It will make your hiking experience much more pleasurable.
Survivors of Snowmageddon 2012. These are the guests that stayed with us for three nights due to weather conditions. You notice after three days, they are still smiling.
Rainbow Falls Trail - This is still going to be the best bet. The trail is packed down. You will find it becoming slushy as the weather warms up. Most people hiked up Rainbow yesterday.
Trillium - A few folks have come up Trillium. It is still going to be slow going. There are trees down along the way.
Alum Cave Trail - I had guy staying in the shelter who made it up Alum. He said it was tricky. There are areas around the cables that have big snow drifts. There are no cables to hold on to. They are buried in snow and below your feet. I am still recommending hikers to NOT use this trail.
Bullhead - No one has been out that trail.
Boulevard - Do Not Attempt
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