With almost 4 inches of rain over the past three days, we have managed to have some of the most spectacular sunsets I have seen. The view from the lodge never gets old. Add some amazing color to it and it is breathtaking. I must admit, I am getting a bit soggy up here. I could use a good blue sky day. I just remember the hot temperatures we had a couple of weeks ago and I thank my lucky stars to have a nice cool mountain again.
The crew was excited to put the official mid-season countdown on our dry erase board. I tried to explain to someone about the excitement behind the countdown. It is kind of like being a school kid. You can not wait for summer to get here, except for us it is winter. Most of us have exciting plans to look forward to. It is fun planning for our winter vacation. We officially have 131 days left until winter vacation.
7/12/2012 12:45:49 am
7/12/2012 12:53:27 am
Absolutely gorgeous pictures! It's hard to believe your season is half over! See ya'all in November!
7/12/2012 02:07:12 am
I find it hard to believe one would be excited about leaving the mountain.
7/12/2012 01:02:15 am
Spectacular photos! But to be there, viewing sunset first-hand, had to be truly magnificent!
7/12/2012 01:40:20 am
7/12/2012 01:57:43 am
We had over 4 inches of rain down here in Wears Valley Allyson....It has been a real mess.....Wish we were there with you as the views from the top of my favorite mountain are truly breathtaking. By the way...KrisMoose says hello!
7/12/2012 02:24:37 am
Absolutely breath taking! I can't wait to be up!
7/12/2012 02:29:06 am
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7/12/2012 04:57:44 am
Beautiful pictures :) Wondering also can anyone answer if the bathroom at Alum Cave ttrailhead is open last year it was there but locked up ?
7/12/2012 06:17:05 am
It wasnt locked April 2012
7/12/2012 08:24:04 am
ken, they were open on july 4th when we went up and on the 6th when we came down.
7/12/2012 06:19:01 am
I totally understand the countdown. I have a little mom & pop motel over in Maggie Valley, NC. Im right there counting with you. Looking forward to my "summer" cacation to!!!! Although my first trip to the lodge/overnight stay in April was a big highlight of my year!
7/12/2012 07:11:36 am
Wow! Just spectacular!
7/12/2012 08:11:36 am
Thanks for the blog updates on Mt Leconte and crew, it is so nice to peek into Austin's life.
7/12/2012 09:31:21 am
Mt Leconte is sure a wonderful place to see, I used to go as a teenager with my youth group, i,ve since moved away, but would love to go with a church group either as a chapperrone or just as a guest, Will be looking forward to hearing from you !!!!!!!!
7/13/2012 08:05:45 am
120 days and I will be there!!!!!
9/18/2012 12:09:49 am
The lodge's initial construction predates the National Park Service's later emphasis on rustic construction, and marks a transition from formal European design prototypes to a design philosophy more aligned with locale and native building materials. Thanks.
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