Welp, we accumulated a tad bit of snow over the last 24hrs. It’s a very frigid morning on LeConte. Winds push through camp making it well below zero with wind chill factors. Brrrr!! The high yesterday only reached 14 degrees with an overnight low dipping down to 6 degrees. It’s currently 6 degrees and still snowing bands of fat flakes. We received 1.01” of precipitation. We received 11.25” of new snow bringing our snow depth to 16”. There are drifts around the cabins that exceed well over your waist. The upper section of Alum is known for having deep drifts as well as the Boulevard. If you venture up the mountain be prepared for very deep snow. All roads are closed to LeConte. Park staff will be working to get these roads cleared ASAP. Today looks to be a repeat of yesterday. Coffee, Tubing, and Skiing. Have a great day folks!
Kaboom! Arctic air slams my face. It’s 5am and I’m like a little kid waiting to hear if school is cancelled for snow. Well, from the looks of outside my cabin, I’d say it’s a Snow Day! Light snow fell all day around camp with very cold temps. The storm system kicked up after dark and that’s when we accumulated our snow. Winds danced through the night pushing snow underneath the crack of my cabin door. This is by far the most snow I’ve ever seen on LeConte. I wonder if Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow so we have six more weeks of winter. Today marks the day that the furry creature emerges from his hole to let us know if spring is coming or six more weeks of winter. I’m hoping he is wrong. The looks of it around camp I’m in store for more winter. I am happy. Well, coffee is getting cold and the skis are calling my name. See you at the top!