Good morning folks,
Its a fine morning on LeConte. Cloudy skies with valley lights below. A bit warmer than it has been with our high temperature reaching 20 degrees and a low of 13 degrees. It’s currently 19 degrees with light winds stirring around in camp. Our snow depth stands at 10” with deeper pockets around the mountain and camp. Sunshine and warmer temps return for some much needed charge on the solar panels. Rain chances increase later this week with the chances of light snowfall on Wednesday into Thursday. US Hwy. 441 is closed for snow/ice. Cherokee Orchard still remains open. Pack your traction devices. Have a great day folks.
Hovering clouds with light winds sway the weighted firs. With the morning light finally showing it’s face I set off for Apollo Overlook. The golden light upon arrival made me stop and admire my morning. I snapped a few shots, moved on. The clearing opened with calming skies. Deep blue with orange starburst welcoming the new day. High level clouds pushed over as the sun rose all before it was hidden behind the clouds. A very calm morning with the greatest show in the Smokies! Moving back to camp I sparked a match and warmed the kettle for coffee. I settled in to finish some reading and listen to the wind push the windows within the kitchen. My morning was set on Leconte. Enjoy the pictures. See you at the top!
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