It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas up here on Le Conte! About four inches of snow, 17 degrees below zero, enough wind to make it feel chilly, and all of the roads closed! What more could a winter caretaker want?
Last night at about 2:30 AM it got so quiet that the silence woke me up. I got out of my bed and looked outside. The deck outside my room was white with snow. When I ventured out of my warm room a simple trip to the privy became quite an adventure!
With the roads closed I don’t expect to see many day hikers, but if you should decide to brave the elements, please be careful!