I was young and I thought I was tough and I knew it was beautiful and I was a little bit crazy but I hadn’t noticed it yet. Norman Maclean
It's another beautiful, clear, COLD morning. The high yesterday reached 0 degrees. The overnight low was negative 21 degrees, recorded shortly after observation yesterday. It was 0 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation yesterday. Our snowfall total is still around 10 inches. There are some deeper drifts along the trail. I would highly recommend MicroSpikes and a full winter kit if you intend to hike up. Enjoy the day!
A friendly reminder: THE LODGE IS CLOSED! There are no goods or services available. No cabins to warm up in, no place to buy tea or coffee, etc. Please be prepared to be self-sufficient if you intend to reach the summit. You will find every building except for one privy locked for the season.
Welcome to the official blog of LeConte Lodge. We hope you find the information provided here both helpful and enjoyable. Thank you for visiting the site, and we hope to see you on the mountain!
Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
For information regarding shuttle services, as well as overnight parking options in Gatlinburg, please visit our reservations website.