Beautiful Day for Saying Thanks
It was a slow afternoon around the mountain. Thank goodness, because we were all in a tryptophan daze. The weather was cold but nice. The high was 27º and the low was 3º. It got warmer as the night went on. This morning it is currently 30º. The buzz around the mountain is "how much snow are we going to be hiking down in?" There is a big storm heading our way and it sounds as though we might get one last blizzard before we put our favorite lodge to bed for the winter. You may get some good snow pictures after all.
11/24/2013 11:30:27 pm
Looks good!! Have a safe trip down.
11/24/2013 11:36:08 pm
I just want you to know how very, VERY much I enjoy the blogs you send out - both during the season & during the winter.
11/25/2013 01:20:56 am
Me too. I love reading this blog everyday.
norman the aieborne rebel from georgia
11/25/2013 07:35:54 am
i'm another one that loves thist blog!! know telling how many many pepole that feel the same!??
11/24/2013 11:39:30 pm
Ohhh...It all looks so yummy! Such a grand feast for a grand crew! Enjoy this season's final days on beautiful LeConte.
11/24/2013 11:47:27 pm
Great looking feast!
11/24/2013 11:51:21 pm
Looks GREAT and much to be thankful for. Thanks for the wonderful pictures and comments. You do a great job. Have a safe trip down and look forward to next summer. Thanks :)
11/24/2013 11:56:15 pm
Thanks for all y'all do to make all the hikers (day or overnight ) welcome. Be safe coming down and have a Blessed year. See ya next year
11/25/2013 12:30:32 am
Tryptophan: (C8H6N) CH2 CH(NH2) COOH; also associated with altitude sickness and simple O2 deficiencies
11/25/2013 12:40:06 am
Thank you Allyson for sharing your photos and a slice of your life up top. I am grateful that you find the time to write this blog in addition to all your other responsibilities at our favorite lodge!
11/25/2013 12:41:38 am
Beautiful turkey! Looks sooooo good!
11/25/2013 01:29:00 am
That's right. It's as I wrote it above, but wasn't able to properly type in the 'subscript' numbers;
11/25/2013 01:19:36 am
I echo all the comments above. Enjoy the new reports on the blog first thing every morning.
11/25/2013 01:26:23 am
11/25/2013 02:03:30 am
Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait for our visit next summer. Stay warm and have a wonderful holiday.
11/25/2013 02:35:57 am
I have been blessed to climb the mountain a few times, we stayed in the cabins twice, once by a last minute cancelation by someone (yeah for us) then we stayed in the bear den, scary because of no cage protection. My question is, after the season is over and the lodge is nestled in for the cold blustery months how many people stand guard on the mountain? And what are their duties around LeConte?
11/25/2013 03:01:04 am
It just takes one JP to take care of the mountain.
11/25/2013 03:35:53 am
HappyThanksgiving to everyone! Allyson and Chris-have a great winter break over in Kauai and report in every now and then about what you all are doing over there. Hope all the crew has a great winter off. Welcome back JP! Hope you get plenty of snow this winter and stay stocked up in hot sauce. Tony Ga-report in on your hike you were planning to hike, was it today? What a yummy looking spread of food that is!
11/25/2013 04:59:31 am
Weather has nixed another hike. Just ain't my year for hikes. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Steve D.
11/25/2013 03:37:44 am
Who will be taking over the winter duties?
11/25/2013 08:40:42 am
JP Krol is back for his 3rd year on the mtn. We'll hear from him in a few days.
11/25/2013 04:59:27 am
Hope everyone has a safe hike down the mountain, a Happy Thanksgiving and great adventures during your time off. I too really enjoy the blog. I look forward to the beautiful pictures and comments daily. Be safe and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to each of you. To JP: Hope to see you New Year's week. I will send a note to you the day before in case I can bring a request up to you.
11/25/2013 06:00:13 am
Wishing all the summer crew a great vacation from the most beautiful "workplace" in the world. Stay well and safe and we hope to see most, if not all, of you back next year! Welcome back JP!
11/25/2013 06:14:54 am
That looks delicious ! Happy Thanksgiving to all. Be safe, stay warm. Enjoy.
11/25/2013 07:45:54 am
That turkey looks cooked to perfection. Lovely.
11/25/2013 11:53:37 am
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and wonderful blogs from Mt. LeConte. My husband and I look forward to reading your daily blogs. Hiking to Mt. LeConte is our favorite yearly hike. Last June we hiked (day hikes) it 3 different ways! May you enjoy your break and we will be back in June.
Gulf Coast Doug
11/25/2013 12:15:28 pm
Great Thanksgiving to all who create and visit this website. We all have one great thing in common...our love for LeConte. Good night John Boy:)
11/25/2013 03:35:37 pm
Good night Grandpa!
11/25/2013 01:40:02 pm
Cant wait for Thursday seeing all that good food you prepared! Yum. When do you all hike down - Wednesday? Can you taste Hawaii yet? We stayed on Kauai about 10 yrs ago in a little cement hut with a knee high stove top and an open to the sky shower. It cost $26/night. Beautiful little island! Have a wonderful time all who are going and a great time wherever the rest of you go. Thanks for the memories!
11/25/2013 03:36:40 pm
Turkey is very bad
Long John Silver
11/25/2013 04:02:01 pm
11/25/2013 04:22:14 pm
I have just started following your daily post for about a week now due to the "Heartland" series with Bill Landry. I live in Parrottsville, TN not too far from Mt Leconte. I really like your weather reports and the other information you share. I am 67 and may get up the courage to hike to your lodge one day. I will continue to follow your post when you begin a new season. May God bless your service as you show us His handiwork where you live and work each day!!!
Long John Silver
11/25/2013 04:37:08 pm
Thank you Mamaw
11/25/2013 10:52:45 pm
I am yet another who reads the blog each day. I have hiked Leconte, but not yet stayed in the lodge. Thank you all for your dedication to the mountains, your stories and your wonderful photos. Look forward to your safe return, and welcome back JP!!
11/25/2013 11:40:48 pm
And thanks for all you do to take care of our mountain and bring us back to that special place when we cannot physically be there. Allyson, your photos amaze me and I can't wait for the calendar next year. Bring on our mountain man - Welcome back, J.P.
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