Do you have Settlers of Catan? That is a big hit for all ages.
I don't know how you'd get it up there, but there is a Portuguese coin-tossing game called Sapo that would be a huge hit up there.
We will be there October 18-19 and we love playing Mexican Train😊
I have determined that it is easier to hike to Leconte than it is to obtain a reservation! Getting too old for this stress.
Keep trying! I got through about a half hour ago and secured a reservation for our family next summer! So excited to have our son hike in the Smokies for the first time!
Yes, at the age of 39 you are definitely old and the stress becomes unbearable. But don't give up. Do that at 40 ! Reservations are hard to get; lucky "grandfathered" people are favored.
The priority or grandfathered reservations are down to less than 12% of the total reservations available. It will end at the end of the 2018 season. And after that all reservations will be obtained each year by the current lottery system which we are using now
Thankfully, the grandfathering policy will come to an end in 2017. I've always been opposed to that.
I LOVE Mexican train also!!! It is so much fun
Yeah....keep calling. I got through this morning and got my nights for next year. Yippee! And
hiking up and staying at the lodge for the first time. She's my normal traveling buddy to the Smokies during fall foliage. But, my husband, Tommy, has taken over her spot and has been my traveling compadre for the past several years. I'm am so happy to have her join me in the Smokies again and get to experience Mt. LeConte!
Oops...I guess I accidentally deleted a sentence in my comment before I hit "submit". I intended to say that my daughter and her boyfriend are flying from San Francisco to join us in Tennessee for that week and it will be her first time to hike up LeConte and stay at the lodge.
boy, i'm glad you made the correction Tammy! i was trying to figure it out. you all have a nice great trip!!
Woohoo! Had submitted online but was killing me not having gotten an email back yet (yes, it's only two days, but...), so I got on the phone this morning. Spent about 20 minutes calling (according to my phone it was 41 attempts) and got through! And got my first choice (and my online submission hadn't been processed yet so I'm glad I called). So my family of 5 will be making our third trip next June!
And, decided to take a friend for a day hike in November up to the lodge - I missed it too much this year and want to see it in another season.
Keep trying on the phones. I just got through after just a few attempts and there are some great times available. Thanks Christy!
I am coming for my first time Sunday morning for a do it all in one day hike up Alum Trail, super excited, this is on my bucket list. Any advice??
Take it one step at a time................
I am one of the 12% remaining with a grandfathered reservation! We have been hiking to LeConte since 1994 and were just blessed to have gotten a reservation at the right time. You can't imagine the wonderful memories and close friendships (mountain family) we've made in 22 years! We simply LOVE it! The Mountain does Call us! Unfortunately I will miss this year as I just had knee surgery, but my 'gang' will be there!
@Janice B read LeConte's website for what to take with you. Plenty of water, start early and stop often if needed. Enjoy every single step! =)
Enjoy the weather up there....we are down here at the coast of NC waiting, preparing and watching Hurricane Matthew! Crew members, stay safe.....especially the one with my last name!!!
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