Nearing sunset on Cliff Tops. Take notice of the strong wind blowing in the tree tops.
We had a high of 51 yesterday. It felt a bit muggy all day. The overnight low was 42 and it was 47 degrees and overcast this morning at weather observation. We're expecting a 60% chance of afternoon showers, so be prepared for rain!
We had crew thanksgiving dinner yesterday. Allyson prepared an amazing(!) meal. It's going to be tough going back to lentils and veggie soup.
I went for an evening hike to Cliff Tops. The wind was blowing hard from the valley. It was overcast, but you could see some nice orange hues in the clouds. I hiked back in the dark and finished my first book of the season (Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit).
I'm hiking down to Gatlinburg today. I'll be picking up some staples and repackaging them for the llamas. Looking forward to getting all my gear, books, etc. up the mountain on Wednesday and really settling in.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
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