It’s currently 26 degrees with a few inches of snow on the ground. Moderately strong gust still persist. Conditions are partly cloudy and a thick plate of clouds have settled over the mountain.
I haven't heard any word of the road (Hwy 441/ Newfound Gap Road) opening anytime soon.
24 hour temperature range | High: 26 Low: 9
NOAA 7-Day Forecast
Mountain - Forecast Weather
The wind pushed me steadily toward the rising sun. I didn’t argue with he help. My legs were tired and the winter layers wore heavy on my shoulders. Looking up to survey the landscape, I noticed the quiet moon smiling down on me. It’s always a special treat seeing the moon and sun share the same display of southern sky.
Mount Le Conte shielding me from the gusts. My camera shutter chimed steadily at the three hundred and sixty degree spectacle. I stepped out onto the familiar ledge. Exposed to the elements, the wind was now on the offensive…
I was thankful for the heavy winter layers.