Cookies, presents from our wish list (thank you so much!), and old favorites came up to see us over the weekend.
We are most likely going to get rained on, our temps more recently being 70/67.
Buttermilk, Justin, Matt, and P-nut are out hiking part of the AT and making us all jealous.
Pack for rain and come see the llamas Wednesday and Friday!
"There is something odd about walking. It is the first thing an infant wants to do and the last thing an old man wants to never give up doing. But in between we travel on wheels (above and below ground), on saddles, on ships, on planes, on buses, or on trains. Yet doing it the easiest way, by shanks' mare, on foot, almost never occurs to us...even when we go to mail a letter. It takes a power failure or a transit strike to give us back our legs." -Aaron Sussman and Ruth Goode, Magic of Walking
Don't you think the best mode of transportation is via hiking/walking? Just a simple thought for the day.
The current temp today is 64.5F with a low last night of 57F. Forecast is partly cloudy for the duration of the day. Happy walking!
This is Buttermilk reporting from high atop a gorgeous mountain. Yesterday's high was 67 and today's low was 57. I would now like to take the time to talk about our crew member of the week.....Tate Mooring. Tate has been with us since August 1st. He hails from LaGrange, North Carolina. Not only is he the owner of a metal distribution company, but he is also an accomplished triathlete and baseball coach. Tate would like to give a shout out to his mommy Judy, papa Bob, nephew Jarrett, niece Kenley, brother Trey, sister-in-law Amanda, and his 2 German sheperds and Saban. Tate's ultimate goal in working here on Mt. LeConte is to become the best dish washer ever! So be sure to show some love to my boy Tate when you come up here.....we're extremely fortunate to have a person of his caliber up here on the mountain.
Woo it's cloudy up here!
Sunset teased us yesterday after a pleasant 67 day and we were disappointed at Cliff Tops only to have a gorgeous display back at camp.
57 was the low, it gets pretty chilly up here at night so pack layers!
Rain is in the forecast for this week-- be prepared!
Let us know of more suggestions for our possible Olympics!
This is Buttermilk reporting from the top of a sunny mountain. It's an absolutely beautiful day up here. Yesterday's high was 69 and today's low was 57.
I will now pose a question.....If the crew had their very own LeConte Olympics, what types of events should we have? So far we've come up with rock throwing, trail running, and log lifting. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
"There's something so universal about that sensation, the way running unites our two most primal impulses: fear and pleasure. We run when we're scared, we run were ecstatic, we run away from our problems and run around for a good time." -Chris McDougall, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever Seen
Hello down there LeConte lovers! Got away from the lodge today and trail ran to Myrtle Point and back during the downtime. Beautiful day up here and running definitely rejuvenated the soul. Many of us (Luke, Pnut, Logan, Jess, Tate) on crew enjoy running and have been doing the activity since the beginning of the season. Luke even ran down Alum in 29 minutes a while ago, almost beating the record! P-nut and I are currently trying to train for a half marathon sometime in November after the season comes to a close. Let us know if you would like to run with us!
Currently the temperature is 65.1F with a low last night of 55F. Forecast is calling for slight chance of rain later on in the evening. Oh, I would also like to give a shout and wish Jess a very very Happy 25th Birthday! You all are awesome!
Good afternoon ladies and gents, this is Buttermilk reporting from high atop a rainy mountain. So me and P-Nut were recently having a discussion that inspired me to highlight a topic. That topic is what we as a crew have decided are our absolute favorite things people should bring us!
Matt: Bandanas and single ladies
P-Nut: Doughnuts and guitar lessons
Jess: Chocolate and DADDY! ;)
Justin: A joyful smiling face and pictures of Alaska
Luke: Green eyed, blonde haired girls and pretzels
Ryn: Ice Cream and selfie sticks
Henry: Coke Zero and mouse traps
Tate: Headbands and smoked turkey legs
Walt: Dark roast coffee beans and books on Nepal
Allison: PlayStation 2 and SpongeBob Square Pants t-shirts
Buttermilk: Whey protein and Nickelback CD's
Yesterday's high was 71 and today's low was 55. Be sure to bring your bathing suits folks cause it's gonna be a wet one for the rest of the week.
Hello down there LeConte lovers! Many of you guys that come visit us up on the mount have been asking us what we do in our free time when we are not working or are down the mountain. To keep things simple we enjoy life! In more detail here's a few of the fun things that we do: all of us read quite a bit to keep up on our favorite authors, some of us journal, trail run up to Myrtle Point or the Bluffs to keep in shape (or try to beat the record of running down the mtn....Luke) , sit in hammocks and enjoy the views, pet the llamas, nap, go to secret spots and meditate, snapchat, rock paint, play Pokemon Go, do the laundry, color in a coloring book, crotchet wicked hats and blankets, play Settlers of Catan, drink Coke Zero and build tables , banjo and guitar it up, smell/photograph the flowers, and do the BBG or loglift (ask Jess on that one). Whew that's not even close to everything. Not to mention on our days off Walt climbed Mt Rainier (#beast), I backpacked to Denali NP for a few days, Turnip went to Bonnaroo, Knoxville fun days with Jess, Texas trip, as well as many other cool adventures. We like to get out and travel what can I say?
The current temperature is 65F with a low of 53F with a slight chance of rain today. Keep doing what you do for fun! Happy hiking up the mountain!
Greetings valley dwellers! Turnip here with a little back story on our friend, and crew member of the week, Buttermilk! Buttermilk hails from Friendsville, TN and loves pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain. He is a chef by trade, and a loose canon cop on the edge, who doesn't play by the rules. All jokes aside, he is a wonderful person and we are lucky to have him up here. He joined us two months ago and will be here until September 1st. He has big plans for the future! He will be leaving us to pursue his dream of opening a non profit restaurant. We're sad to see him go, but we will always support his dreams. Once crew, always crew. Now, the weather! The skies opened up and the thunder clattered last night. It rained all night, 1.1 inches! The lightening was spectacular! The forecast is calling for more storms, again, this week so gear up before you head up. The current temperature is 61 and the low last night was 53. Happy hiking and much love, Turnip.
Hey there folks, this is Buttermilk reporting from Mt. LeConte. The low last night was 52 degrees. Today's weather forecast is partly cloudy with a 17 percent chance of rain. I would now like to take this opportunity to discuss a subject I'm very passionate about....FITNESS! Many people have asked me, "Hey Buttermilk, how do you manage to look so dang good all the way on top of this here mountain?" To which I reply, "LOG LIFTING!" So now your probably asking yourself what exactly is log lifting.....well I'm glad you asked. Log lifting is a new form of weight training which has taken Mt. LeConte by storm! The most important element to log lifting is carefully selecting a log that falls into the "goldy lox" zone....not too heavy and not too light. For first timers I suggest a log that weighs around 40lbs. So now your probably asking yourself what types of log lifts should one do in order to achieve a muscular physique....Well here are just a few to help get you started. Military press, curls, dead lifts, power clings, squats, bent over rows, lunges, and log press aka bench press. Just keep in my mind that log lifting can be very dangerous so it's absolutley vital to select a log that isn't too heavy in order to prevent injury. For beginners I recommend 3 sets of 12 reps with 60 second rest intervals on military press and curls. Then 2 sets of 20 reps with 2 minute rest intervals on squats and lunges. Then finish up your workout with one set of 30 reps on deadlifts. After your workout a good stretching session is highly recommended. If you guys have any questions, just ask to speak to Buttermilk or P-nut. We're both certified log lifters and would be more than happy to give you any advice or tips.
P-nut just showing off his log squat technique....GET IT SON!
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