It was a beautiful day until around 4 p.m.. The clouds started rolling in and the wind picked up. We could see the storms passing to the north of us and wondered if it was going to miss us. About 8 p.m. we sat on the back deck and watched a mean looking cloud as it engulfed the mountain. It didn't take long for the bottom to drop out. We got pounded. The rain gauge measured 3.11" this morning. When we crawled in bed at 9:30, our room looked like we had plugged in a strobe light. The lightening was putting on an impressive display. It continued to rain off and on all night long. We are currently under a thick cloud cover as I type. If you are coming up today, I would highly recommend not using Rainbow Falls trail. There are still some issues with one of the creek crossings becoming impassable after heavy rains. I want to add that our thoughts and prayers are with the surrounding communities. We hope everyone is safe this morning.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)