Dramatic clouds over LeConte
What a difference a few hours can make. The awe-inspiring sunrise we were treated to yesterday morning was soon invaded by these ominous looking clouds. The thunder surrounded us all afternoon, fortunately, the rain held off until the later part of the evening. We measured a little over half an inch for last nights rainfall.
Chris and I took a quick stroll out to Myrtle Point to check on the sand myrtle. It is starting to bloom. Another week or so and it will be in full glory.
5/7/2012 01:18:40 am
Those clouds look scary! Having spend some time on the mountain, they can change very quickly.
5/7/2012 02:29:25 am
I wish I could be there to see the sand myrtle blooming. For whatever reason, it's my favorite species of plant in the Smokies.
5/7/2012 03:29:28 am
Day hike soon I hope. Drive up, hike up, hike down, drive home.
5/7/2012 01:53:23 pm
I had the priviledge of staying at the lodge on 5/2 and we saw a beautiful sunrise on 5/3. In the evening after hiking back down to Gatlinburg, we saw those clouds slowly building over the mountain and some lightning as well so glad to see that all is good. If for some crazy reason the incredible views are not enough (pictures just cannot do it justice), go for the food! Seriously, the beef that was served for dinner was close to grandma's home cooking level.
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