It's a beautiful, grey morning up top. The high yesterday reached 23 degrees. The low was 5 degrees. It was 15 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received no new precipitation. There is still 3 inches of hard packed snow and ice on the trail. I'd be sure to bring some MicroSpikes if you intend to summit. In typical winter conditions like today I'd also recommend wool socks, a dry pair of socks to change into when you reach the summit, winter boots, snow/rain paints, wool baselayers, a windproof shell, a hot thermos of coffee and a positive attitude. Check out this helpful gear list for a bulletproof, snowtastic winter hiking experience. Enjoy the day!
2/14/2015 12:49:18 am
I have a heart rock from this most awesome place on earth!! Happy Valentines Say!
2/14/2015 01:22:14 am
Hope you get a visit from Your Sweetheart, JP, so you can give her one of those cool rocks.....Happy Valentine's Day!
2/14/2015 01:33:50 am
Nice pictures JP
2/14/2015 01:35:07 am
This is my favorite blog. I love the pics and quotes! I'm wondering how the weather/elements wreck havoc on your skin? I make a wonderful balm that is all organic with local beeswax. I would love to send you some. Is there a way to send a package? I'm looking for honest feedback on the product. Just a little one horse show that I run out of my kitchen. I'm a teacher by trade. Thanks for all of the beautiful pictures and thoughtful quotes.
2/15/2015 01:31:10 am
2/17/2015 01:29:04 am
I make lavender balm, and lavender with lemongrass. I could also do an unscented one if u prefer. Just let me know your preference and I will send!
2/14/2015 02:43:56 am
JP, I hope you didn't take my yesterday's post the same way TomK did. I never through you were "blathering on" about microspikes. I understand the importance of microspikes. I was just wondering if there is any additional item or piece of gear you particularly like or recommend.
2/14/2015 03:28:30 am
I can hear the familiar scrunching sound of my boots as I traverse the wintery trails. Oh, to be with my true love today, gazing with great awe and affection at her curvaceous slopes, her flowing beauty, and her ever mysterious nature. Happy Valentine's Day to all who share the great love of this mountain!
2/14/2015 03:53:29 am
Sending love your way on this Valentine Day. Hope you have a great day. Thanks for the nice photos.
2/15/2015 01:32:08 am
Best wishes to you Mamaw! Can't wait until our paths cross again! You are welcome to visit any time!
Norman in Ga.
2/14/2015 11:12:53 am
Wow, love all the pictures JP. Happy "V" day. And Mamaw B, thanks for the heads up for 'Many Glacier' blog, got to go there now! Good day.
2/14/2015 01:03:09 pm
Thank you, Norman for telling the rest of us about "Many Glacier"! Mt. LeConte is still my mostest favorite, but the Many Glaciers is cool too. It's nice to see another blog to follow!
2/15/2015 09:54:15 am
Mt, LeConte is my favorite too, Jan.
2/14/2015 12:23:19 pm
Howdy JP. Heidi and myself are prepared to summit tomarrow by lunch. Look forward to meeting you if be. Alum cliff trail. Peace :)
2/14/2015 02:41:15 pm
JP, Happy Valentine's Day. The heart rock photo is fantastic, and perfectly fitting for today. Thank you so much for sharing that.
2/14/2015 11:35:46 pm
Good Sunday morning JP, just wandering, do you have a copy of the Bible? You are in the greatest of any Church or Temple!
2/15/2015 09:51:25 am
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