Friendly Faces in High Places
It is still a cold wintery landscape on the top of the mountain. Pat and Jeanie returned from days off and said Alum Cave trail was like a luge. They witnessed several day hikers take pretty big spills. All of the trails are still extremely icy. Please do not attempt a hike up with out any sort of ice traction on your boots. The temperatures are still brutally cold. The low last night was 11 with a high yesterday of 25. We are currently under heavy cloud coverage and it the wind is howling. The current temperature is 21.
As the days fly by and I am saying goodbye to all of the amazing folks we have met through out the years, I am reminded how it was possible for us to make it 12 seasons. If it were not for the warm and friendly faces of the spectacular folks we have come to know and love over the years, I would have picked indoor plumbing years ago. Chris and I will miss seeing everyone on a year to year basis. We have looked forward to seeing the kids get older and even meet the next generation that they are starting to introduce to our favorite mountain. We have made some life long friends and I am so grateful for that. My life is forever enriched by my time at the lodge and nothing can ever take that from me. This is not my last post. I am waiting for the weekend to let those of you who have asked about the next chapter in our lives, read about it. Stay tuned for trail updates as well. Safe hiking and see you at the top.
11/19/2014 11:51:34 pm
Allyson-what a beautiful description of what yours and Chris' years at the Lodge have meant to you. We all have been blessed by you two and of course wish you nothing but the best! You have given a big piece of your hearts these past 12 years and we all are the better for it. I hope to get up there next Tuesday and say goodbye to you and Chris and Nathan.
11/19/2014 11:53:49 pm
Beautiful pic and post. Glad Pat and Jeanie returned safely. For sure, I will have a tear or two when I read your last post. I bet the computer screen will be a bit blurry for you as you type it.
11/20/2014 12:39:27 am
great pictures cant wait to see you this weekened on the mountain
11/20/2014 01:37:37 am
what happens if guests are unable to hike down due to weather like last month? must they pay for the additional nights of lodging? is the rate discounted, or do guests assume responsibility for weather related risk?
11/20/2014 03:08:33 am
Allyson and Chris, have greatly enjoyed and benefited from your posts the past few weeks as we prepare for our icy hike and overnight stay Sunday. Looking forward to our fifth stay at Leconte, our first since 2007. My wife and I are bringing two first time couples. See you sometime Sunday afternoon!
11/20/2014 03:30:02 am
allyson and Chris
tomk in SC
11/20/2014 04:10:17 am
Bruce: I'm thinking you ought to read their post, then go pick up some microspikes.
11/21/2014 02:44:27 am
Any reports from hikers on Alum? Hiking up tomorrow, 11/22 - are micro spikes required? thanks
11/20/2014 04:29:05 am
Overlooked congratulating you for 12 years of dedicated service to the LeConte community of hikers. Thanks and best wishes for an equally adventurous life ahead!
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