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Giving Way…to fall

As September winds down to a close we are getting ready for what many consider the most spectacular time of year here on the mountain. September has been a most beautiful month here at Snowbird. We’ve had great fall wildflowers with walks hosted byIMG_4477 (1) IMG_3959 (3)Nancy and John Rennie and are wrapping up the month with Aaron Steed leading his fabulous birding adventures. While he has been here we’ve had guests able to watch the bird banding at the Audubon Society fall migration station set up at Whigg Meadow off of the Cherohala Skyway. Marvelous stuff indeed.


As I sit to write this it’s raining outside. Elizabeth is busy with school and the Robbinsville JV volleyball squad is getting ready for FullSizeRender (39)another game tonight. It also gives me a chance to think about all of the magic that happens in the coming month and give thanks for the past. Often here we are overshadowed by the magnificence of the changing colors. The reds, orange, yellow and browns that are coming are predicted to be the best FullSizeRender (40)color we’ve seen in years. I know that without a doubt it will be awesome! I also know that that time of year gives way to Thanksgiving and the quieter times that are yet to be. A guest asked me the other day if after 20 years of being the caretaker here, whether my glass was half empty or half full. I smiled and told him he missed the point altogether – The glass is refillable!


I hope that you will join us in celebration of all things fall – the color, the football teams on the field, the coming cooler weather, sweaters, jackets, fires in the fireplace and yes…raking the yards. I know that what the future holds will be wonderful and all of us on the mountain look forward to sharing it with you!

In celebration of the great adventure ahead!

Robert Rankin

Innkeeper, Explorer & Adventurer

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