Attention Hikers, don't forget to bring your checkbook or credit card when visiting and stop by the office to pick up a t-shirt or souvenir.
The weather remains clear with highs in the upper 60's and lows in the mid 40's. Everything remains calm here on LeConte with no bear sightings reported in the past week.
It is another beautiful day high on Leconte! The forecast calls for a high of 62 and low of 52. It is currently clear with no rain.
For those of you following the llama drama, I have an update on Woody....he has officially retired. We will miss him greatly and appreciate his service to LeConte. He is now living on a nearby farm where he is being pampered and cared for by a llama trainer. Please join us as we wish him well in his retirement!
I learned to play mind games when I had a long stress on the mountain and most of those days were socked in. I started hanging pictures, tapestries, and stained glass in the shape of the sun. Even on this foggy morning the sun is still peeking thru my window. Chris and I packing up to hike down. Time for a little r&r. We have been on the mountain for 33 days straight. I am ready for some city time. Sushi here I come. The days have started getting cooler. The high yesterday was 65 with a low of 50. If you are heading up, make sure to bring some warmer layers for the evening. Keep checking back, the blog will continue to be updated with the weather and other exciting news from the mountain.
I thought I would show you some contrasting shots. The photo on the left was the sunrise on Friday. The photo on the right was sunrise (or lack of) this morning. Looks like we are in for some rain. The high yesterday was 73 with a low of 47.
Road Closure Information
Please be advised that there will be no access to Rainbow Falls, Bullhead or Trillium Gap/Grotto Falls trails as Cherokee Orchard Road will be closed from August 23 through September 17, 2010 for road improvements. Please check the websites at: www.lecontelodge.com or www.nps.gov/grsm for updates. You may also call 865-429-5704 during regular business hours for updates. Alum Cave Trail and Boulevard Trails will be open during this time period.
The flash floods held off and yesterday was misty, cool day. The high yesterday was 64 with a low of 47. It sounds as thought the rains stalled out over middle Tennessee. We send our thoughts and prayers to our friends in that area and hope there are no more floods.
The clouds and sun made for a spectacular show this morning. Crisp, cool air made it fleece weather. The chilly evenings and mornings are making their way back to the mountain.
It is a little socked in this morning. The weather forecast is calling for flash floods until noon. The high yesterday was a nice cool 68 degrees. This may be a good day for that nap and a good book.