Brrrr......Is This Summer?
This morning is a perfect example of how the weather can fluctuate from day to day. At 6:50 a.m. it is currently 38º. Yes, I said 38º. It is a bit on the chilly side this morning. Yesterday's high was 70º. This is the reason I always tell people to bring extra clothing with them, even if it is July.
Chris and I are getting ready to head down for days off. We will be hiking down after dinner tonight. We have another busy weekend ahead of us. We will be working at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market on Saturday. We are then going to see Alison Krauss and Willie Nelson perform in Knoxville. I love live music and I know this show is not going to disappoint.
I am hoping by the time we return the flowers will be in full swing. I also saw blackberries in the higher elevations. They were not ripe but they are starting to make an appearance. I hope that is helping the food situation for the bears.
7/16/2014 12:04:54 am
Its cold up in Michigan too. Thought it was going to snow yesterday. lol A couple day and back to normal. Have a good time off.
7/16/2014 12:12:12 am
Nice morning in Ga too, 59 and low humidity...makes one want to go sit a Pergola.
7/16/2014 02:34:53 am
7/16/2014 06:00:25 am
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7/16/2014 12:17:01 am
It's a little nippy in Knoxville, but I'm loving it! Enjoy the concert :)
7/16/2014 12:42:43 am
56 cool degrees here in Eastern Kentucky…love it!!! Sounds like the perfect time to be on our favorite mountain!! Allyson, enjoy your days off…saw Alison Krauss and Union Station a few years back…they were simply awesome!!
7/16/2014 01:28:04 am
Enjoy AKUS! They put on the best concerts I've ever been too
7/16/2014 02:37:27 am
Alison krauss's bass player, Barry Bales, is from Kingsport, TN. Enjoy!
Rather nippy in Ohio as well! The furnace wanted to come on! I put a stop to that quick. I'm loving this weather! Alison Krauss is awesome. I did a no-no once when I was driving through Roaring Fork. I had a little hand-held video camera, one with all the bell and whistles. The anti-shaking was the best feature. Anyway, as I was driving -slowly- through, I was video taping. And the music I had playing on the CD player was Alison Krauss. It is still one of my most favorite videos I've ever taken while in the mountains! Enjoy your concert!!!
7/16/2014 04:44:10 am
Cool and cloudy in Myrtle Beach. We are on vacation here. :(
7/16/2014 05:14:55 am
Cool in memphis, too.i have always wanted to hike to mt. Leconte lodge.but now im 68 , over weight and don't exercise much.other wise in good shape. Do u think there's any chance that I could make the hike. I would be with grandkids (teens) and son.
7/16/2014 06:13:09 am
best if you loose weight and exercise to prepair!
7/16/2014 06:21:44 am
You Can Do It
7/16/2014 10:10:13 am
It's possible. I know a 68 year old headed up next weekend with his wife, grown kids and granddaughter. He walks/hikes year round to stay in shape. Start today and you could be hiking Leconte next year!
7/16/2014 03:55:52 pm
You can do it, Linda. I am 67 and did my first climb last year after following the blog for more than 2 years and just wishing I could be up at the lodge myself. I am also slightly overweight but walk and take small hikes year round. I was so excited when I arrived at the lodge I had to pinch myself to believe I was really there. I did my second climb with my 2 grandsons this year. We are anxiously looking forward to securing a reservation at the lodge for 2015 and our third climb. At our age it isn't a piece of cake, but doable andso worth it. I also learned a lot from the regular bloggers on this site who gave great advice.
7/16/2014 05:24:21 am
Your Bear warning instructions came in handy last week on Jake's creek trail up near the Avent Cabin. We were upwind of a Momma and two cubs and I followed your advice and other information I had gathered over the years regarding Black Bears. I first saw part of the Momma behind a rock. A cub first responded to my shout and slid down a dead standing tree. It gave us time to quickly walk backward to get some distance. Then the two of us stood side by side raised ourt hiking poles over our heads, sang, yelled and make a racket. I saw the Momma peek out from the same rock and then saw another Cub slide down another tree. We waited fifteen minutes, it seemed like forever, and then still talking and singing we carefully walked by the rock. This was almost civil twight light and very cloudy. We were late coming down the trail from the Avent cabin and that surprised the Momma.
Yes, there's a lot of good advice offered on this site. Now, if only more people would follow it. The vast majority of readers of this blog who are also regular guests at the lodge are thorough with their planning and preparations for treks up the mountain to the lodge. Now that I know the date of my knee surgery I am planning lots of hikes in the Smokies, and hopefully might even get to make one before this season ends. I cannot express adequately how much this blog means to me. The lodge is truly a special place.
7/17/2014 03:46:44 am
My husband and I hiked up the Trillium Gap Trail!...our first time up!
7/17/2014 06:32:57 am
I guess Nathan will be picking up this afternoon!
7/18/2014 09:32:20 am
Any idea what the record low and high are for this time of year?
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