Good Afternoon Everyone,
Well, we've definitely been receiving some rain, which began around supper time yesterday. It's been falling steadily ever since, but never overbearing. At 6:45 AM this morning we measured 1.53" of rain, and after a recent rain gauge check at 1:00 PM we've added another half inch. The Flash Flood Watch has been extended until early Monday morning, so it looks like we'll get every bit of the 3-4" of rain that forecasters called for with this system. Our high temperature yesterday was 55 degrees, and our overnight low stopped at 40. Light winds combined with the liquid precipitation have the mountain feeling a bit chillier than the last several days, so be sure and layer up underneath those waterproof shells if you intend to summit.
We've had some outstanding guests join us in recent nights, and we absolutely look forward to hosting many more. I enjoyed listening to a gentleman share his observations of the post-dinner crowd that had congregated up in the office last night. Since the sunset was a washout, many of the guests relocated to the office, a popular night time spot for guest mingling. He spoke of children playing some of the many board games we have on hand up here, musicians walking their fingers on our collection of guitars, and other folks making good conversation in those comfy rocking chairs that surround the large propane heater. Simply put, folks making the most of their experience here with us on the mountain, regardless of the weather. And that's just one reason why LeConte Lodge is such a special place to so many. If you haven't had the opportunity yet, we hope you find your reason for coming to the mountain, and leaving with positive memories that will last a lifetime.
We appreciate seeing the rain, especially after last year's deficiency, and guests can count on cozy cabins and warm cups of hot chocolate to be waiting for them when they step inside from the elements. Have a great rest of the day and thanks for checking in on us!
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