It is an eerie feeling to walk around camp and not hear another soul. This is the first time, in my ten years on the mountain, that Chris and I are the only ones in camp. The wind is howling and there is a light drizzle hitting the windows. It is a good thing we have some indoor chores to keep us a busy. If you are thinking about hiking today, make sure you have a good set of rain gear and some extra dry clothes in your pack. I wouldn't wear anything that resembled wings, the wind might pick you up and carry you off the mountain.
Yesterday was a splendid day to experience what the park has to offer. Hikers enjoyed the beautiful blue sky, the song of the song sparrows, and the distinct scent of the fraser fir. One might think they entered a Christmas wonderland. The sun was out and warmed up the ground. Some hikers found patches of soft green grass to take a nap. The high yesterday was 58 with a low of 32. The current temperature is 37.
Welcome to the official blog of LeConte Lodge. We hope you find the information provided here both helpful and enjoyable. Thank you for visiting the site, and we hope to see you on the mountain!
Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
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