Good Morning All,
With another beautiful day behind us, we look forward to another one at 6593 feet. The sun is shining down on camp as critters scurry around and our overnight guests gather on their porches gazing at the colors the sunrise provided us with. While currently at 48 degrees, we will be expecting another afternoon in the low to mid 60 degree range. Yesterday, we hit our new high of the year at a whopping 66 degrees. As we look forward through the rest of the week, we should have clear sunny days until Sunday when some scattered showers are expected to last through most of the weekend.
As a reminder, just one more day until Roaring Fork Motor Trail opens to the public, allowing a direct access to the Trillium Gap trailhead.
Enjoy this gorgeous day, we hope to see you at the top!
This morning I awoke to clear skies and beautiful colors at around 5:45. I have enjoyed seeing that bright orange ball earlier and earlier as the season goes on. Currently, at 45 degrees, its warm enough for shorts and a light jacket. We are expecting a warm up throughout the day and could possibly see the mid 50s by the end of the day. Yesterday, our high was 58 and while warm, the breeze kept everyone cool. A jacket would be a good idea for today as we're expecting a light breeze again and overnight, we should be seeing the low 40s again. We hope to see you at the top today!
Good Afternoon All,
It has been a morning spent in the clouds. The dense fog leaves visibility down to just a few feet. No breeze to speak of has camp feeling very still and slightly eerie. Even in gloomy conditions nature still has a way of being wonderful. I was lucky enough to catch a family of deer (6) up bright and early this morning as they searched for breakfast. It is currently 50 degrees outside and the sun is starting to make an appearance. Part cloudy but soon we will have clear skies and wonderful views again. Forecasts are not calling for any rain for the rest of the day or tomorrow. Temperatures at night are not dropping too low as last night it only reached the mid 40s. Cooler temperatures are expected at the higher elevations but at lower levels it can still be on the hotter side. So be sure to hike up with plenty of water.
Good Morning All,
We came close but no snowfall on the summit this time. Temperatures dropped a lot and the rain didn't let up but lucky no snow. Last nights overall low dropped to a chilly 26 degrees. Today we have clear skies allowing the bright sun to warm us up fast. We are currently at 43 degrees and rising. No rain on the forecast and after 0.60 inches last night we are happy about it. Its going to be a beautiful Saturday for us here at the summit. Llamas are making a trip up this afternoon, which always makes for a good day. With such nice weather day hikers are starting to roll in to take advantage of the clear views provided today.
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.
Good Morning All,
We have been lucky to have a few sunny days but looks like we got some weather rolling in on us. It is currently cloudy with shorts breaks of sunshine peaking through. Rain is expected for today but not until later this afternoon. Temperatures are going to drop by mid day tomorrow and believe it or not we have another chance of snow tomorrow. For those hiking up be sure to back that rain gear along with warm layers and prepare for snowy conditions mid day tomorrow. It is currently 47 degrees out and we are not expecting to warm up too much with the lack of sunshine. Last nights low was 43 degrees.
Its another beautiful day here at the summit. Clear skies as far as the eye can see. No rain on the forecast for today or tomorrow morning. Crew and guest are taking full advantage of the amazing weather by lying out in the sun or hitting the trails in search of that perfect view. Yesterday’s high reached a scorching 63 degrees and only dropped to 44 degrees last night. We are looking to have similar conditions today as we are already at 53 degrees. We may have perfect temps at the higher elevations but at lower levels expected much hotter temps. Be sure to pack plenty of water for the trek.
Yesterday, we experienced a lovely warm day hitting our high of 57 degrees about midday. A majority of our snow melted away before lunchtime calling out the deer, birds and squirrels alike. Guests and crew were running around in shorts and t-shirts as the sun beat down on camp. Overnight, we reached a low of 43 degrees and are currently sitting at 47 degrees. Guests have reported that all of the snow/ice is gone from the trails! Today, we are expected to get into the mid to upper 50s with the sun shining high in the sky. We hope you get the chance to explore in the mountains today. We'll see you at the top!
A curious deer lingered around camp yesterday afternoon. Needless to say the llamas were a little hesitant as they watched from their feeding troughs.
Good morning all,
This morning, we are loving the weather and the view. The beautiful sunrise began showing itself over the horizon at 6:00 this morning and is slowly warming us up (currently 37 degrees. Yesterday, our high of 37 warmed us up quite a bit however, overnight we did get back down to 30 degrees causing another refreeze. While we are expecting temps to reach the upper 40s today, there are still a couple of icy spots at the summit and along the shaded areas on trails. If you plan to make the trip to the top remember those traction devices!
On this Earth day, go be green! Whether that means picking up trash, saying no to plastic bags/bottles or simply taking time to appreciate nature. We hope you enjoy this beautiful day and have the time to visit us at LeConte!
"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains."
Good Morning All and Happy Easter!
This morning, our Chaplin Bryan Long lead a beautiful "Sunrise Service" in the office. Although the sun is rising, we are socked in at the moment with only about 50 feet of visibility. The fog and snow on the ground really brings out the dark colors of the cabins and their surrounding trees. Yesterday, we received 3 inches of snow and with very little melt off, left us with 4 inches on the ground. We stayed below freezing yesterday with a high of 29 and low of 23. Needless to say, we are ready for the anticipated warm up that should begin late this afternoon. The mid to high 50s are in our near future!
441 (Newfound Gap Road) remains closed however, guests have reported that the flooding on Rainbow Falls and Bull Head Trails has ceased. If you are planning a hike for today, bring those traction devices and warm layers!
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