Brrrrrrr....... The temperature never left the 20s. We started at 28º and dropped until the low hit 17º. The winds have been howling all day and night. Winter has reached Mt. LeConte. My dreams of sand and warm Hawaiian days have intensified. With only 37 days left in the season, I will be playing in the sand before I know it. I hope these visions will keep me warm over the next few days. It sounds like we are in for some snow and cold weather.
If you are hiking up this weekend, please remember to bring plenty of warm layers. You will want your hat and gloves and warm clothes to change into when you reach the top. If you are day hiking, make sure you leave plenty of time to make it off the mountain before the sun goes down. The nights are not forgiving.