Five of us ignored the cancelation edict and did a round trip hike on Red Mountain, as scheduled. Partly overcast blue sky provided a pleasant hiking temperature. No rain or lightning, but we missed the particulates. Lots of Gentians in bloom, as hoped for.
Entertainment provided by the Darryl and Diane comedy duo, chocolate by Alex. It was a great hike. By consensus, we will ignore any future cancelation edicts and meet at Safeway at the appointed time. It not only doesn't rain on Alex's hikes; it doesn't smoke on them either. (There are occasional exceptions...)