February 22nd, 2018
It’s currently 47 degrees and partly cloudy up top. High winds continue to pummel Mt. Le Conte. Yesterday’s high was 53 degrees with an overnight low 46.
Clouds rolled over the mountaintops. Le Conte’s high point was coated in black clouds. Dubious of my sunrise prospects, I made a last minute decision to saunter towards the exposed sky toward Cliff Tops. Braving the wind, I gazed up at the strawberry skies as they hovered above the blueberry earth below.
Walking back towards the lodge, I thought about photo compositions and where I might capture them. Yesterday’s discoveries left me even more excited for snow and clear skies….
Would I see snow before my departure?
“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.” – Isaac Newton
2/22/2018 10:25:39 am
Love the wide view of the cabins! And the little lone bird picture from yesterday, too. See you soon.
2/22/2018 11:22:53 am
I have not been on Facebook long. I really enjoy staying in touch with the outside world. I had been homebound for quite awhile with cancer and chemo. Now cancer free. Used to be very active. Hiked all 5he time by myself. Of course you've been told a lot about your pictures and adventures on Mr. Leconte. Your pictures are quite beautiful but your writings are equally amazing. So just wanted to say thank you and I look forward to escaping with your post every day. Hopefully I will make it up this year. Hopefully you will continue on a regular basis to post. It also has encouraged me to venture up again. Have a great.day! But look where.you are.
2/22/2018 11:29:03 am
That is an interesting photo, I have never seen that view of the lodge. We are also wishing you another good snow before your season ends.
2/22/2018 11:34:20 am
Seth, nice shot of the Peregrine i have one from 2/25/09 i believe it's from just above Alum Cave.
2/22/2018 04:09:15 pm
Wow that was a great run going up the mountain. I am 67 years old and last year made it up in 2 and 1/2 hours, I thought that was pretty good. I would make it about as far as Alum cave about the time you would have went up to the top and back down to Alum Cave!! I have hiked most of the national parks and I would put Alum cave in my top 5. What a beautiful place, also what beautiful photography.
2/22/2018 06:04:00 pm
I would like to see a photo of the wood skis with spring binding that are over the dining room exit. I used them skiing from the back kitchen steps to the burn barrel where I crashed into bushes.
2/22/2018 09:46:50 pm
I really like that photo. Where did you take that from?
2/22/2018 09:47:36 pm
The photo I'm talking about is the cabins.
2/23/2018 10:55:33 pm
Enjoy the cabin picture, a winter oasis in the mountains.
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