I have been struggling with what kind of picture to post for my last High on LeConte entry. I decided on a picture of current and past crew members all sitting down together to enjoy Mountain Thanksgiving. This picture speaks volumes about what this mountain is all about. Community. Yes, this mountain is beautiful and makes you feel at one with nature. Yes, the rustic charm of the cabins makes it an experience like no other. But the people you meet and the memories you make while visiting the lodge is what ties it up in a neat little package. I will remember the stunning sunsets, the 37" of snow, the cute little fawns running around camp, the front steps turning into a water fall, and the countless picture perfect, blue sky days. The thing I will remember the most fondly are the crew we have worked with for the past twelve years and the amazing guests that we have connected with over twelve seasons.
I realize some of you are wanting to know trail conditions. We experienced high winds all day yesterday. The high temperature was 42 with a low of 37. The ice is melted, but I can not speak about downed trees. We should know more today. It is currently sunny but windy. Please, be careful out there.
So, it is time to say farewell. I am sure Chris and I will see a lot of you on the trails. We have not hiked our last hike to Mt. LeConte. Peace to you all and Happy Hiking.
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