This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender. Pete Seeger
It's a gorgeous, blustery day up top. The high yesterday reached 27 degrees. The overnight low dipped down to 13 degrees. It was 15 degrees and lightly snowing at 7am observation. The mountain received another trace of snow and our total is still at around 3 inches. The mountain is due to get another few inches throughout the day, so expect snowy glory if you hike up today! The fresh powder should make for adequate traction. Enjoy!
Diapensia!! Alpine vegetation is truly inspiring.
The view from Crag Camp.
My stint on the rock is over half complete, it is time to break out of this spectacular present and let my thoughts meander towards the future. The unknown is equal parts thrilling and terrifying, a mindspace of danger and insecurity that builds fortitude. The thrill is now gone, the terror has become relief in the face of future work, security, and most importantly, above treeline visions!!! I am fortunate enough to be working for the legendary Randolph Mountain Club in the words-are-not-adequate White Mountains of New Hampshire this coming spring. There are few places that compare to Mt. LeConte and I'll be lucky enough to be transitioning to one of them. Mountain life for life!
Just a day hike away from one of my favorite places.
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.