The Lodge is experiencing some technical difficulties with their cellular service, and hope to have it remedied in a few days. The posts will return as soon as these challenges are overcome.
Luke "Babycakes" Dowbiggin
,Hello fellow explorers! This is positive-vibe-warrior Luke here and this is my very first blog post! Tate's slinging merch in the office and having a grand ole time giving tours of our fabulous estate. I'm looking forward to seeing my roommate Justin get back today from his days off. BFF. The llamas came up today and spit on my cabin window per usual. It's currently 60 degrees outside. Last night's temp was 43. So, I'd recommend bringing a coat! And no, I do not understand why my nickname is Babycakes, but hey I kind of like it! I hope you all have a great day!
"The call of the wild is in the blood of many of us and finds its safety valve in adventure" - Percy Harrison Fawcett
We were slammed with rain again today!
Yesterday was 61 with .18" of rain with an overnight of 54. Today was consistently, cloudy, and chilly so be prepared!
There are tons of butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds who are enjoying the last of the coneflowers and beebalm. We're excited to see what shows up next!
Llamas on Monday!
Its getting chilly up here!
The high for yesterday was 67 and the low was 54 but it sure seems chillier than you would suspect!
We have also been rained on most of the day so remember to pack layers guys, it will suck the heat right out of you!
We have llamas next Monday, happy hiking!
Question of the day: Which crew bio would you like to see next?
After a 60/54 day we have had cold rain, hot sunshine, and cloud cover.
You get everything up here!
Pack for layers, that rain sure knocks you out.
Question of the day: What trail would you recommend for a persons first time up here? They can't all be Alum!
Greetings valley dwellers! Turnip here, back at it again after some of that good ol off mountain rest and relaxation. Today I'm kicking it in the office, surrounded by lodge history, selling those sweet sweet coveted T-shirts. Some of you may remember when you could count on one hand the merchandise we sold. Now we have 40+ different items of LeConte Lodge swag available. Crazy right!? These items are just some of the supplies that come up on the airlift each year. Working in the office always reminds me of how old this place actually is. Our walls are covered in interesting lodge info. Fun fact, Jack Huff strapped his mother Martha to a rocking chair back in 1929 and carried her all the way up the mountain. Is that a dedicated son or what!? I know I couldn't do it. It is a little cloudy up here today but that doesn't make it any less beautiful. The birds are still singing, the flowers are still blooming, and the air is still crisp and sweet. Summer showers are in the forecast for the afternoon so, rain gear! Snorkels, floaties, goggles, etc... You know the drill! The current temperature is a light breezy 64 and the low last night was 57. Happy hiking and much love, Turnip.
clouds rolling in on the mountain
What a day!
Rain, shine, more rain, clear views. After a cloudy 57/69 day we are unsure if to expect rain, shine, or both.
Pack rain gear either way!
Jess, Luke, and Tate are killing it inthekitchen while Ms. Pauleen holds down fort in the office.
Question of the day: Which trail is the hardest for you coming up to the lodge and why?
Cookies, presents from our wish list (thank you so much!), and old favorites came up to see us over the weekend.
We are most likely going to get rained on, our temps more recently being 70/67.
Buttermilk, Justin, Matt, and P-nut are out hiking part of the AT and making us all jealous.
Pack for rain and come see the llamas Wednesday and Friday!
"There is something odd about walking. It is the first thing an infant wants to do and the last thing an old man wants to never give up doing. But in between we travel on wheels (above and below ground), on saddles, on ships, on planes, on buses, or on trains. Yet doing it the easiest way, by shanks' mare, on foot, almost never occurs to us...even when we go to mail a letter. It takes a power failure or a transit strike to give us back our legs." -Aaron Sussman and Ruth Goode, Magic of Walking
Don't you think the best mode of transportation is via hiking/walking? Just a simple thought for the day.
The current temp today is 64.5F with a low last night of 57F. Forecast is partly cloudy for the duration of the day. Happy walking!
This is Buttermilk reporting from high atop a gorgeous mountain. Yesterday's high was 67 and today's low was 57. I would now like to take the time to talk about our crew member of the week.....Tate Mooring. Tate has been with us since August 1st. He hails from LaGrange, North Carolina. Not only is he the owner of a metal distribution company, but he is also an accomplished triathlete and baseball coach. Tate would like to give a shout out to his mommy Judy, papa Bob, nephew Jarrett, niece Kenley, brother Trey, sister-in-law Amanda, and his 2 German sheperds and Saban. Tate's ultimate goal in working here on Mt. LeConte is to become the best dish washer ever! So be sure to show some love to my boy Tate when you come up here.....we're extremely fortunate to have a person of his caliber up here on the mountain.