Another day in the sunshine is among us as we anticipate the warm up from our current 40 degrees. Although, if you’re a cold weather person you’ll be happy because starting tonight, and for the rest of the weekend, we are hitting a cold spell. With highs expected to be in the mid 40s, and overnight lows being in the mid 30s, be prepared with some warm layers! Additionally, the llamas will be switching their schedule around a little bit and will be visiting us this Sunday, October 13th instead of Monday, October 14th! Hope to see you here soon!
This morning the valley below is a sight for our eyes as we feel like we haven’t seen it in days. While enjoying the solitary life of not seeing the valley over the last 24 hours, we’ve reached a high of 60 degrees and low of 43. Quite the chilly morning however, we are warming up again as we’re currently sitting at 55 degrees. Overnight guests should be prepared for those lower overnight temps as we continue to move deeper into fall. We hope to see you at 6593’!
It’s life above the clouds again today. Having already enjoyed an uplifting sunrise, the heightened beams are exposing the blanket of white covering the valley below. It feels fabulous up here, as our high yesterday came out to 56° and our overnight low was just a meager 45°. Despite the occasional afternoon mist, it never amounted to anything. Today promises to be clearer with consistent temps.
The llamas of course make one of their routine visits to the lodge today. If there’s anybody (any-animal) that looks forward to the turn of the season, it’s those critters. One way we know this, is when they start pronging in the pastures. Their version of a happy dance. And if they’re happy, we’re happy.
Have a wonderful day!
After barely achieving 2.5” of rainfall in September, it has been a welcomed sight to receive some adequate liquid precipitation these past few days. The hike up Alum Cave was in and out of mists and downpours, but my face wore a smile the entire way, gleefully listening to the drops dance atop my umbrella. We were overdue, and the Earth here is happy. Yesterday’s readings weren’t much different than the day prior. Our high topped out at a seasonably appropriate 53° accompanied by a low of 46°. We tallied another 0.5” of rainfall. Slow and steady.
Today expects to be very similar, with the greatest chance of showers in the afternoon. By mid-week things should clear up for more optimal hiking conditions that cater to those sought after views and sunsets. With the resurgence of rain, remember to tread carefully on any slick surfaces, namely log water bars and large smooth rock faces.
Fall finally feels like it’s here. We’re excited and hope you are too! Have a great afternoon.
Good Morning All,
We’re sitting in the clouds again today with .5 inches of much needed rainfall overnight. While currently at 50 degrees, we aren’t expecting much of a change throughout the day hitting our high in the mid 50s much like yesterday. Overnight tonight, we’re expecting another cool down possibly reaching the low 30s! Feeling more and more like fall every day. Don’t forget those layers if you’re planning a hike to the lodge soon!
Pictured below, Erin is helping us prepare for the llamas today! You can come see them too, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until Thanksgiving.
Good afternoon all,
After a chilly 24 hours with constant cloud cover, we’re experiencing much of the same today. With a high of 57 and overnight low of 49, and a chilly breeze blowing through camp, a jacket and pants were a must at 6593’. Especially Monday evening as we are expecting to drop into the low 30 degree range. Additionally, here at the top we have been experiencing light misting causing the rocks to become wet. Not enough rain to have any to record however with those cold temperatures and damp conditions, it is almost that time of year to have those traction devices with you! Get them ready and keep an eye on the weather as we head into mid October. We hope to see you here soon!
We have spent all morning locked in the clouds with little sign of it changing anytime soon. With a mix a leaves on the ground, orange in the trees and a chilly mist rolling through camp we are starting to feel fall more and more. With not much sunshine we are staying cool today, currently 54 degrees. Last nights low dropped to 50 degrees. No chance of rain today. Despite the clouds and colder weather, camp is filling up fast with day visitors. The kitchen is pumping out extra coffee and hot chocolate to help add to the relaxing atmosphere that is leconte lodge.
Another beautiful fall morning is behind us as the cool air and sunshine leave a mesmerizing dew on the wood and grass around camp. Camp has been fairly quiet this morning as all we hear are birds chirping around camp. With a high yesterday of 70 degrees and overnight low of 52 degrees, we are expecting much of the same again throughout the day today. As we head into the weekend however, early next week, we should be receiving some lower temperatures. Additionally, the llamas will be making a special trip this Saturday. If you hike up Trillium Gap Trail, keep an eye out for them and give them some space!
Good morning all,
It’s yet another crisp fall morning at 6593’ as the sun creates a haze from the dew evaporating off the cabins. It’s a nice 55 degrees currently and much like yesterday’s high of 68 degrees, we are expecting the same today. Our overnight low of 52 degrees will also more than likely be repeated tonight. Additionally, there is no rain in our forecast until Saturday. While we need the rain, we’re also going to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!
October is finally here! One of the most popular times to visit the park for the foliage. Even just a short drive through the park on 441 is a spectacular experience. Soon the lands will transform from vibrant greens to rich oranges and reds. Certainly a sight to add to any bucket list. Looking at the face of Mount LeConte (pictured) from Alum Cave Trail we can see a few signs of the fall weather rolling in. Last night we dropped to 52 degrees with a surprising high of 70 degrees. A small rain shower visited us yesterday late afternoon and left us with 0.2 inches of water. Todays forecast looks similar with chances of rain late afternoon.
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