It’s a bitter cold morning on the mountain. The high yesterday was 25 degrees. The overnight low was a bone chilling 9 degrees. It is currently 11 degrees with gusts of cold wind rushing through camp. We didn’t receive any precipitation or any new snow so our snow depth is 3”. The majority of the snow lingering around camp is from the snow we received 3 weeks ago. With the bitter cold temps last night trails are sure to be icy so tread carefully. It’s cold up top so prepare for winter conditions when reaching the summit.
My body has its own alarm clock. 5am. My feet on the cold hardwood floor of my cabin told me it was a cold morning outside! Ice has formed on the inside of my windows of my door. Upon opening my vacuum sealed warm cabin I made my way to the kitchen. Oil lamps illuminating the early morning hours on LeConte. This is my favorite time of the day. I will soak it all in! See you at the top!