Its another fine morning at 6593’. Blue skies are above with puffy white clouds floating in the sky. The valley below is awaking in this Sunday morning. The high yesterday reached 24 degrees. The overnight low dipped down to 8 degrees. It’s currently 24 degrees with calm wind. We have not received any new precipitation. There are still patches of snow and much ice coating the trails. Traction is definitely needed to reach the summit. Chances of snow return tomorrow with accumulations around 2”. Looks to be a great day on the mountain. Come on up! Have a great day folks.
Hiking down Trillium Gap trail with one goal, Brushy Mountain Overlook. I set off. A very smooth walk since last snows have melted. Only ice coats the walking path. Making my way to famous ice wall. The whole area was incased in heavy chunks. One definitely needs traction here! Amazing formations created by the single digit temperatures. Moving down the ole mountain. I reached the Gap and hustled up to the overlook. The trail opened up with warm sunshine that felt a bit like summer. Ahhh. Won’t be long folks. Stretching out and taking in the incredible views from this area. The eye could see Mt. Kephart, Charlie’s Bunion, the Sawteeth on the AT and Mt. Guyot. Views up to LeConte were also rewarding catching reflections from windows off the cabins you could actually see where camp sits. Soaking up the sun, my clock read 2:27pm. Welp time to head back up top. Made it up just in time to relax and get ready for sunset. Supper was heavy on my mind with New York Strip Steak, Sautéd Asparagus and Mac & Cheese. I enjoyed some music and retired to my cabin. All is well. See you at the top!