A dear friend to the lodge, David Scanlon, hiked up to celebrate his 900th trip up the mountain. He was full of enthusiasm as he shared some of the stories of his past trips. The ones that stood out the most were of winter hikes he had done. We asked him about his first trip to this magical mountain. He said he remembered it as if it were yesterday. He hiked up, for the first time ,when he was 30 years old, 1966. He remembers it well because he got to meet Harvey Broome at the lodge. He listened to stories told by Mr. Broome and the then lodge operator Herrick Brown. Dave has no plans of slowing down. He tries to hike up every Monday and bring us a newspaper. Congratulations Dave. I hope you have many more years of climbing Mt. LeConte.
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