I found out from a lady who hiked Deso yesterday ( 9/7 ) that Jim is still manning the LO.  I would imagine they will bring him down in the next week, the shutters will come down and the building will be secured for the winter.  So if you are planning to hike up this month I would urge you to go soon.  I find the summit always magical but more so when the LO is open. It is clear unfortunately that I can’t get in shape fast enough to go this year –>  but next year for sure  ……..bruce