I took this photo of the chicks a couple of days ago. They were all curled up together sleeping. You can see a little bit of yellow on the upper section of the nest. That is a beak. When I went back yesterday, they were all gone. I am hoping that they were all ready to leave the nest. I know Juncos have a high mortality rate, due to their nests being so low to the ground. The chicks looked pretty big, so I am saying they all fledged.
We had a beautiful day up top. There were a lot of kids in camp enjoying the outdoors. It is great to see kids get hike up here and spend the day running and playing. There are so many cool things for a child to experience on Mt. LeConte. If you are wondering if your child is old enough, the answer is yes. We get all ages on the mountain. You would be amazed at how well young kids do on the hike. I have seen three year olds hike the whole way to the top. So, bring your kids up. They will love it up here.
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