Tuesday is usually one of the calmer days of our week up here on Mt. LeConte but today sure wasn't! Our 50/42 yesterday was quickly forgotten.
Photo credit: Matt Manfredi
Our nuisance bear Sly Peaches (group effort on naming), who was working quite admirably on his hospitality skills, was trapped last night. The NPS bear team composed of Joe, Ryan, and Jessica came up early this morning to check him out, document, and collar him before turning him back out into the wild ( thank you guys again!)
The bears in the park should NOT be fed by people, this includes any trash you leave behind. For your (and the bear’s) own safety please remain a good distance away from bears and talk loudly, make noises, and slowly walk away from them.
We have had on/off showers today and no sun whatsoever. Even though we only received .36” of rain yesterday it's definitely chillier due to the cloud cover and the chance of precipitation is increasing during the week.