January 09th, 2016
It's another beautiful, clear morning up top. The high yesterday reached 38 degrees. The overnight low was 30 degrees. The mountain received .03 inches of rain, mostly coming yesterday morning. It was 33 degrees and clear at 7am observation. There is very little ice remaining on the trails, though I would still recommend packing Microspikes if you feel uncomfortable on any ice. It looks as though it is shaping up to be a beautiful day, get out and enjoy it!
1/9/2016 09:25:24 am
JP- Is that picture on the blog site a picture of you carrying a provision pack for a hut in the Whites? My husband hiked the AT and saw several of them and said they are really heavy. You must be in really good shape. Think you may get snow in a day or 2. Stay safe up there and on the trail and thanks for your terrific posts.
1/10/2016 11:56:00 am
1/9/2016 12:06:51 pm
When looking for something on Gracie McNichol and also Margaret Stevenson last night, I ran across twistedridgephotography.com and a blog called 'the allure of Mt.Leconte', a "Past and Persent" perspective, wrote by Andy Drinnon for hikinginthesmokys.com in March & April 2014. Lots of history of MtLeconte and the Park! If any one interested and has not read it, you might want to check it out. Just rambling. HAGD
1/9/2016 07:56:52 pm
JP I think I passed you today coming down to Newfound Gap on ATI was heading to Charlie's Bunion I'm training for the Barkley Fall Classic 50 k I really enjoy reading the Leconte posts. I have stayed in the NPS maintenance shack in winter when I was volunteering was there when it hit the record low in the 80s -34
1/10/2016 11:57:10 am
1/10/2016 02:44:02 pm
You would be correct sir. Have a great season
Tammy ( Tx )
1/10/2016 02:26:39 am
"Come, butterfly it's late-we've miles to go together." All the way down to Mexico for it's late in the season; winter. That quote reminded me of those beautiful Monarch butterflies that travel through on their winter migration to Mexico. Their numbers (I believe) have declined quite a bit in recent years.
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