We continue to have stellar sunrises and sunsets, with abundant sunshine beating down from the big yellow orb above. Today should be a scorcher by LeConte standards, and the remaining snow will get patchier by the minute. We topped out at 55 yesterday, and our period's low was 28. It's already 54 degrees and superbly clear. It's an odd feeling to be standing in snow drifts, wearing a t-shirt, while looking down and seeing green spread in the Tennessee Valley. I anticipate a bit of a shock when I finally return to the lower elevations after a month away.
Have a great start to the week and happy hiking.