A poem from crew member Jacob Line:
We wake to the sun peeking out through the clouds,
Far away from the maddening crowds,
Eager to serve those blessed wandering few,
Who cross the paths of the LeConte Lodge
No traffic stops our morning commute,
Just the time it takes to lace up a boot.
Among roots and grass and all weather
We've lost ourselves while living the dream.
Who needs cities, who needs the Bahamas,
When you can have pancakes, tee shirts and llamas?
Come read a book in the kerosine light,
Up here it's only the squirrels that bite.
So go for a hike be greeted with smilies,
Here where the view stretches onward for miles.
Get some hot chocolate, a cookie or two,
You're in good hands with the LeConte Lodge
We are locked in the could this morning. Doesn't look like its going to change any time soon. The rains started early this morning and are continuing into the day. Currently at 1.10 inches of rain and counting. I woke this morning to 43 degrees outside but temperatures are dropping for us as we are now at 36 degrees. Small chance of snow later this afternoon is still on the radar. For those planning a hike up be sure to bring that rain gear, warm layers and tractions devices incase snow does fall on us.