When you work with someone for eight and a half months, you become like family. We love having the crews from past years come back to visit. We especially love it when they bring the next generation LeConte employee to check out the mountain. Gabe worked for us in 2004. We were still new at our job and Gabe helped to get us broken in. He was 18 at the time and excited to be living in the Smokies. He has since gone off to explore the country and have many adventures, including having a child. We were lucky to get to meet his son, Cash, a animated 2 year old who loves to ask "Why?". They have a wet day for a hike down. It is drizzling out side, a repeat of yesterday. The high was 58.
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