September 20... 65 days till the end of the season.
It feels many times like I'm back in elementary school waiting for the approaching summer break. When the season ends, we will all be leaving here to join families for the holidays and some much needed rest and relaxation. Personally, after being here for three years, the mountain really feels like home to me. Just like the summers between schooling, I will miss the friends I made and look forward to returning after the break.
Even though many of the plants are dying off this time of year, the rest of nature has not given up. I was lucky enough to be able to share with some girls visiting the mountain some of our wildlife. As I was walking around camp after dinner, I ran across a group of deer. The girls were so excited to see the twin deer. After seeing a bear hiking up I think they will continue to enjoy the outdoors for years to come!
The temperatures are hovering between the lower 60s and upper 40s fairly consistently right now. The high again yesterday was 62 and low 49. Be prepared with your raincoat if you get out and about today!
9/20/2011 01:25:24 am
Any prediction for the peak fall foliage this year?
Ryan in Green Bay
9/20/2011 01:29:57 am
Is there a winter caretaker picked out yet. I assume they will do the blog on a daily/regular basis. Alex did a fantastic job last year.
High On LeConte
9/20/2011 01:40:11 am
Tony, I found this website that does a pretty good job at forecasting the fall color.
9/20/2011 02:43:26 am
Is that deer Adam or Eve ?!
9/20/2011 06:55:57 am
Love reading about the mountains and the photo of the deer
9/20/2011 09:55:12 am
Here is a link to a Western Carolina Professor's fall color prediction.
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