I wished I had not sent all of my summer clothes off the mountain. Yesterday was a perfect day for soaking in some vitamin D. The high was a toasty 60º and the low dropped down to 37º. Just goes to show the extreme temperatures we see on the mountain. Talking about extreme temperatures, I don't think those summer clothes would come in handy over the next few days. The forecast is looking frigid. We might see some more snow before the weekend is over. We are seeing a lot of snow melt, so the ground is pretty saturated. This means, when the temperatures drop, we are going to see ice on the trails. If you are scheduled to hike up during this arctic blast, you might want to invest in some ice traction for your boots. Yaktrax, Micro spikes, and Stabilicers are a few of the brands you will find. They are great for walking on packed snow and ice. If you are day hiking, please make sure you have plenty of time for your hike down the mountain. The temperatures will not be very forgiving. We will keep you updated on trail conditions and any news we have on our end. Please be safe and happy hiking.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)