High 28, Low 0. 5" of new snow.
Very Windy, with crazy drifts, I literally stepped into a drift yesterday up to my chest on Alum Cave Trail. It took an incredibly long time hiking up from the bluffs back to the lodge.
The sun came out for a little while yesterday, making for a really nice hike, the camera battery died, so not so many pictures.
You all know those icicles that hang off the alum bluffs? the ones that come crashing down when the sun shines? I always knew it was bound to happen, I finally got hit by one, right above the knee, big ole' bruise.
It's supposed to stay cold and keep snowing today/tonight.
The "new" lodge is the name for the center lodge with 2 side rooms.
1/11/2011 11:44:49 pm
Awesome pics once again my man ! The family and I went to the Burg this past wknd. Absolutely beautiful down there. We pulled out monday morning for the journey back to the buckeye state and there was about 4" of fresh snow on the ground...so cool. Drifts chest high on the trail ?...YIKES ! I'll leave that for you buddy...Great work as always..Thanx.
1/12/2011 12:23:35 am
Incredible pictures Alex, stay warm and thanks for keeping us informed.
1/12/2011 12:37:03 am
Impressive, and inspiring you are Alex. Sorry to read about the attacking icicle!
Hey Alex, awesome shots. If you decide you need some time to thaw out come on down to Florida for some nature photography. March is a great time to photograph birds and our awesome reptiles. Check out my images and drop me an e-mail if your ever down this way.
1/12/2011 12:49:06 am
Alex beautiful pictures I hope your leg is ok you be very careful up there hiking around .
1/12/2011 12:54:45 am
Your encounter with falling ice is a good warning to others to not stop and tie their shoes beneath the lip of the bluff in winter. I have seen ice chunks the size of a buick hood fall and shake the earth upon impact.
1/12/2011 01:21:48 am
Awesome pictures. Wish we could experience the trails in all their snowy glory. Any other Tom Robbins books you recommend?
1/12/2011 03:10:49 am
Wow! Awesome pics! I've been on the trails in the winter but never when the snow was that deep. Take care and stay warm. Thanks so much for your daily updates..makes me feel like I am right there too.
1/12/2011 03:15:22 am
Awesome pictures, has to be BEAUTIFUL, I think it gets old quick,
1/12/2011 03:35:46 am
Alex...Again thanks for keeping posts going. I am glad to hear that you are okay after Icicle attack. Sounds like it could be a reality series...along the lines of 'when vacations attack'. Yeah...and i like hiking and all, but no chest high drifts for me...
1/12/2011 03:58:04 am
WOW!! The videos are a tremendous addition. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderland!!
1/12/2011 04:20:06 am
It's like your living in "snow heaven"! Beautiful...I want to live there year round...lol Great photos & stay warm♥
1/12/2011 04:30:08 am
Wow!! Truly awesome pics! Wish I had been there! One of these days I will get up there. Thank you for sharing your beautiful pics with us. Bless you!
1/12/2011 06:12:43 am
Love your posts. A way for an overnourished out of shape 64 yr old to enjoy LeConte. And DONT apologize for being annoyed at people coming unprepared.
1/12/2011 07:59:42 am
thanks for the videos
1/12/2011 10:27:18 am
1/12/2011 11:42:48 am
Sorry to hear about your accident. Ouch! I nearly saw someone get hit by an icicle the last trip that I made it up. Pretty scary. Did Channel 6 ever make it up or do they plan on making a trip to Leconte?
1/12/2011 09:22:23 pm
Your icicle incident reminds me of the movie "Christmas Story" where Ralphie has his accident with his 200 shot, range model air rifle with the compass in the stock and claims that he was hit by an icicle. His mother tells him, "Those icicles have been known to kill people". Thanks for the great blog.
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