Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Shakespeare
It's another blustery day at LeConte Lodge. The high yesterday reached 47 degrees. The low dipped down to 40 degrees. It's currently 46 degrees and cloudy. The trails should be in near summer conditions. I tramped all around the mountain yesterday evening and saw ice in only the most shadowy and solitary crevices.
There's plenty of rain in the forecast for the coming days and the low pressure system creeping in on us was responsible for some eerie weather up top yesterday. This is weather with character. At about 4pm, the clouds started to lose their stronghold on the sky up top. The sun still refused to burst through, but it's reflection on the ever changing congregation of clouds was enthralling. It left the entire side of camp in a gilded light. I was reading on my front porch and couldn't help but drop my book and watch for a spell. Sky on fire. I hiked out to sunset, but the most spectacular of the show had passed. C'est la vie. It was great while it lasted.
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