We have at least two more days filled with sunshine before we see some rain again. These HOT days (72 degrees.. I know, laughable compared to the 90+ degrees weather much of you are experiencing in the valley) and chilly nights (54 degrees) will continue for the next couple of days as well. While the temps look nice at 6593’, it is very muggy in the valley and on your way to the top. Please bring plenty of water for your journey to the top avoiding any dehydration issues if possible. Especially on some of our more exposed trails like Bull Head, it is essential to bring an over abundance of water for the hike. We hope to see you at the top!
Good morning all,
It’s been yet another beautiful 24 hours as we ranged from 54-70 degrees. Even when the clouds were covering the sun yesterday, we remained warm hovering around 65 degrees. Today we’re warming up quickly again. Currently at 63 degrees with the sun shining, we are expecting the temperature to rise seeing the low 70s again. With no rain in the near future, come hike to the top to see the beautiful views from 6593’!!
Another beautiful day here at LeConte Lodge. Clear skies all day long with no chance of rain. Those crew members with the afternoon off have already set out on the trails to enjoy this perfect weather day. It’s currently 67 degrees. Last night we did get a little chilly with an overall low of 47 degrees. Be sure to pack plenty of water for those hot trail conditions. Looking into The weekend we can expect these clear dry days to continue. Temps will remain on the hotter side, especially at lower elevations.
Good morning all,
If a perfect weather day exist then I would imagine it would be similar to what we have today. Big white and fluffy clouds linger in the distance, sunshine pouring down all over camp and no chance of rain. We couldn’t ask for a better day to string out some hammocks and soak in the views. It is currently 60 degrees and looking to have a high in the mid 60s. Last night we only dropped to 56 degrees. So if you are looking to escape the summer heat, come join us at 6593 feet for a perfect day.
Good Morning All,
Its a bit of an overcast kinda morning for us at 6593 feet. We were visited late last night by a crazy lighting storm with thunder so intense the cabins were rumbling. Odd enough we really didn't get much rain, only 0.1 inches. As the day continues and the sun gets a little higher in the sky we are expecting this cloud cover to burn off. Yesterdays high came in at 70 degrees while the valley below experienced temperatures in the low to mid 90s. Be sure to hike with plenty of water and expect trail conditions to be hot, especially at lower elevations. It is currently 63 degrees which isn't much of a change from last nights low of 57 degrees. We are expecting more rain later this afternoon but look to have dry days as we end the week.
It looks like today and the next few to follow are going to be hot in the valley down below. Temperatures in the low to mid 90s. Expect trail conditions, especially at lower elevations and exposed areas, to be hot. Be sure to hike with plenty of water and sun protection. At the summit we are staying nice and cool. Temperatures expecting to be in the low 70s at highest. Currently it is 65 degrees. It’s mostly a cloudy day but a slight breeze pushing the clouds around allows for small pockets of sunny beautiful views. Chances of rain are continuing in the mid to late afternoon but so far it’s been a dry week.
its gonna be another dry day for us at 6593 feet. Clear skies revealing wonderful views as far as the eye can see. Today is a perfect day to soak in some sun rays out at Myrtle Point or Cliff Tops. Both spots are short walks from the lodge and certainly worth a visit. With such clear skies sunrise this morning was one for the books. Filling the sky with burnt orange and deep red. It is currently 64 degrees outside. Last night we dropped to a chilly 48 degrees. Be sure to pack an extra warm layer if you plan on staying overnight.
Today looks to be a day that will be spent in the clouds. All of camp is surrounded by heavy dark rain clouds. No rain has touched down yet and we have our fingers crossed we stay dry. Forecast are saying the highest chances of rain will be mid afternoon. Be sure to pack that rain gear. Despite weather the summit is already getting crowded as day hikers and overnight guest arrive. They are all greeted with a smiling crew ready to serve those delicious cookies and hot coffee. Don’t forget to get your “I hiked it 2019” apparel from our gift shop along with many other LeConte Lodge souvenirs. With little to no sunshine getting through these dark clouds we are staying cool. It is currently 61 degrees. Last night we dropped to 48 degrees.
Yesterday’s high temp came in at 68 degrees, accompanied by a low of 48. No new precipitation despite some late evening clouds threatening to spoil sunset. All bark and no bite in those ominous puffs. Current conditions are clear.
Summer isn’t going away anytime soon. Fair conditions to start the day, gradually giving way to afternoon clouds and a slight chance of a passing shower. Fortunately, the rain chances keep getting pushed back each day, but the flip side of that coin are the dog days of summer. Calling for 90’s down below as we teeter on 70’s up at elevation. If we have the opportunity to host you in the coming days, come ready for a hot and humid ascent, and pack those electrolytes!
We’ve had some changing of the guard among our fuzzified ranks of late. We’ve been introducing several new faces in the llama train since the spring in anticipation of sending some of our veterans into retirement. Two of our long-standing packers have finally hung up their saddle bags and called it an incredible career serving LeConte Lodge. A joyous and heartfelt congratulations to Huey and Pete!
You really have to step back and appreciate all that these creatures do for us, especially when their terms last as long as some do. Longevity and distance are often two topics of conversation around Mt. LeConte. How many lifetime summits? How many nights stayed? How many years worked?
Naturally, names that end in Huff, Brown, Line, Ponder, Neel, and Householder come to mind, representing mightily the human contributions to the lodge. Often forgotten are our favorite trail-taming load-luggers who sport a wool coat and heart warming smirk. In terms of years serving this operation right behind those names mentioned above are numerous llamas. Huey and Pete have now graduated as legends and will enjoy their new home of leisure.
Sweet, reliable, consistent, and often favorites among the wranglers. You work with these animals enough, any pet or livestock owner will tell you, they become like family. So hats off to Huey and Pete for all they’ve done for the lodge. Good chance those linens you slept in or fresh eggs you downed for breakfast came up on their backs at one point.
While making breakfast I was accompanied with one of the best sunrises we have in a while. Truly a wonderful spot to be. If you ever find yourself at the summit of LeConte in the wee hours of the morning be sure to check out Myrtle Point for fantastic views. It is currently 51 degrees outside and with a forecast calling for clear and sunny skies with no rain we can expect temperatures today to reach mid to upper 60s. Be sure to pack plenty of water as trail conditions will be warmer today, especially at lower elevations and exposed areas.
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