It always makes me said to see these little fellas crushed on the trail. When you can't see the view ahead of you, it is great to take your time and check out the view around your feet. Chris and I enjoyed the undergrowth on Rocky Spur as well as the views. The bright yellow lichen that made its home around the base of the sand myrtle added another element to the forest floor.
Today is starting out to be a nice day. Maybe the sun will grace us with its presence. I am becoming a little vitamin D deficient. If the weatherman is correct, it should be a nice couple of days.
One more reminder, as summer is about to set in, please, please, please remember to bring water with you when hiking. Don't just bring it with you, but drink it. The general rule of thumb is to drink 1 quart of water or some sort of electrolyte replacement drink for every hour you are out hiking. Most of the medical issues we get on the mountain are due to folks not drinking enough fluid while hiking up the mountain. No, caffeinated drinks do not count as fluids.
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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