Back On The Clock
What an extraordinary day for a hike up my favorite mountain. Yesterday was that perfect mix of vivid blue skies and perfect temperatures. The temperature was warm enough for short short sleeve shirts, but cool enough to experience that mountain breeze keeping your core temperature just right. Chris and noticed an influx of day hikers on Alum Cave trail. I believe the trail is seeing more use this spring due to the closure of Chimney Tops trail.
It was a treat waking up to a beautiful sunrise this morning. Alabama was fun but I got to experience the song of the tornado siren. We were there for the storms that passed through my parents "neck of the woods". I told my mother it had been so long since I had experienced one that she was going to have to let us know when it was time to take shelter. We don't hear to many sirens on the mountain. And yes, tornadoes can make their way through the mountains. Luckily, we have not had to experience one on Mt. LeConte.
The temperatures are a little chilly up top. The high yesterday was 49º with a low of 29º. You want to make sure you bring plenty of layers of you are heading up for a night. You will enjoy the warm the sunshine during the day and the cold breezes at night.
4/14/2013 12:20:10 am
Looks like its finally getting nice. I hope it stays that way for awhile. Good to see you back.
4/14/2013 12:51:11 am
Good morning all, having my morning Leconte and coffee, as usual Allyson great picture and info, will see ya at the end of May....!
4/14/2013 01:56:00 am
Thanks for the comments on the Mountain, they are great. One thing I must take issue with. Please don't rely on sirens for weather information, a weather radio is a much more reliable source. Sirens are limited in their coverage and a lot of times they are not heard in time to seek shelter.
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4/14/2013 05:51:39 am
No worries, Leon. We were actually listening to a weather radio and watching it on our phones. I was just meant that it had been a long time since I had been in a location where sirens were sounded. We don't have them on Mt. LeConte.
4/14/2013 03:30:05 am
Want be long, you will see this.
4/14/2013 05:21:38 am
I can't wait to go!
4/14/2013 05:01:09 am
As always great post and photo!
4/14/2013 06:41:15 am
Welcome back Allyson and Chris. Love the photos! It is my understanding that one of the main bridges on Chimneys was taken out by the rain that took out the road and so many trees. Looking forward to seeing everyone this summer. Happy to be back in North Carolina with this beautiful weather!
4/14/2013 08:59:05 am
Any updates on the Boulevard Trail, we are planning to come that way on Friday.
4/14/2013 11:21:48 am
I just came off of the mountain today from staying in the shelter last night. We had two beautiful days but it was a little cold last night and it was nice to get some pointers about altitude climbing from Chris.
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