Well, folks, Chris and I are bit water logged, but we paddled up the mountain and made it here around noon. I say we are water logged, but no where near as much as the cabins. I totaled the rain fall from the 3rd through yesterday. We have seen over 5.5" of rain and it is still coming down hard. I heard stories of Rainbow Falls trail being impassable. I am sure that is still the case. If you decide to brave the weather, do not use Rainbow Falls trail. I can not stress how important it is to have some good rain gear in weather like this. It is cooler up top, so when you arrive at the lodge and you are soaked, you are going to get a chill quickly. Rain gear and a dry change of clothing is a must in weather like this. If you decide to hike up today, please be safe and I will have some coffee and hot chocolate waiting for you.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)