Such clear icy sanity that it seems like madness. Henry Miller
It's another blustery morning up top. The high yesterday reached 47 degrees. The overnight low was 40 degrees. It was 41 degrees and mostly cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received a total of 1.85" of rain yesterday. There is no snow or ice remaining up top. The trails are sure to be saturated. Be prepared for a wet and windy day if you intend to summit.
Please keep in mind that the lodge is closed for the season. Pipes freeze in the winter, so you'll have to haul water from the spring like everyone else. The most shelter you can count on up top is crouching on an exposed porch for a few minutes. It is likely going to be colder than if you continue moving to a more sheltered spot in the trees further down the mountain. Have fun!
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.
For information regarding shuttle services, as well as overnight parking options in Gatlinburg, please visit our reservations website.