It’s currently 27 degrees and clear up top. The north face of the mountain is getting most of the wind. With these cold temperatures - the trails have become quite icy in spots.
24 hour temperature range: High 33 Low 25
Well caffeinated, I felt my legs being whisked up the ice glazed trail. Probably moving too fast, I couldn’t help but chase the layer of lemon meringue skyline bursting through the spruce.
In the distance the wind pushed and pulled like a gentle ocean. Soft morning light began to fill the dark corners of Mt. LeConte. Many of those corners hadn’t seen light in over four days. Welcoming the contrast, I couldn’t help but smile at the scene. It would be a crisp bluebird Monday up top. I suddenly felt a need to celebrate...
Homemade LeConte Lodge pizza’s should do the trick.
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