Its a cloudy morning in camp. Light winds race into the kitchen windows. Fir trees sway unbroken from winds. Pitter patter from rain hits the stove pipe hovering out of the kitchen roof. I take the first sip of coffee, sit back and enjoy the sounds of LeConte. The high yesterday reached a whopping 49 degrees. The overnight low only dropped down to 34 degrees. It’s currently 39 degrees with light winds. Our snow depth has dropped drastically to around 6”. Rain is forecasted for the majority of the area today. Pack your best rain jacket and ultra light umbrella, it’s going to be a wet day folks. Trails in the lower sections leading to LeConte should have melted much of the snow and ice with the warmer temperatures yesterday. There are still snow covered trails at the top. I would expect rain will wash the majority of snow off the trails. Traction shouldn’t be needed but should always be in your pack this time of year. Colder temperatures move back into the mountain after today. The warm weather yesterday teased of Spring days. We’re almost there folks! Have a great day folks.
Much of the day yesterday was spent resting from the hike back up the ole mountain. With a good book in hand I sat on Cabin #6 with the intentions of dozing off but the pages kept turning. The warm sun felt like spring was approaching. I soaked it all in. Fir trees painted against the blue sky dominated the afternoon. A great afternoon spent outside. See you at the top!