January 2, 2018
It’s currently 18 degrees and clear. Yesterday’s high was 7 degrees with an overnight low of -5 degrees. Hwy 441 is still closed, but radio chatter shows progress being made. The trails up top still have plenty of ice, plan accordingly.
I crawled down from my loft and shivered. I walked over to the heater, turning it up for an afternoon of tea and reading. I put on my black balaclava and parka. Warm and feeling like a hooded seal, I made for Myrtle Point.
Walking through the biting cold, the lingering snow crunched beneath my old boots. My thoughts drifted to mountain beneath me. How could I capture this landscape in different ways? I pondered this question as I summited High Top. I resolved to try and look at the mountain with a different pair of eyes. What new views could I discover?
…I hiked on, determined to find out.
“You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky
1/3/2018 09:12:26 am
1/2/2018 02:27:50 pm
Hello Seth, I enjoy your photography and poetic commentary from Mt. LeConte. Sometimes I view your posts with envy and sometimes with relief that I'm not there. But I always appreciate your willingness to share the joy and pain of living on one of the highest points in Tennessee. I wish you a happy and healthy 2018. Since your bio is not included with the staff, would you share some information about your background, where you're from, and how long you've been posting on the blog.
1/2/2018 03:28:58 pm
That's one prize winning shot! Thanks Seth. Put on them long johns!
1/2/2018 03:52:39 pm
Cap, how can your photos get any better? But they do! Changing wall paper just about every day. HAGD
1/2/2018 04:08:14 pm
Great pictures . :-)
1/2/2018 05:10:38 pm
Thanks for the beautiful pictures , lucky you to get to see all this beauty . Happy New Year and stay warm.
1/2/2018 05:33:20 pm
much better picture than the on you were using. looks appropriate for winter on Le Conte
1/2/2018 06:15:40 pm
Amazing photographs, including the new profile picture. You are starting to look like the mountains!
1/2/2018 06:54:33 pm
Good Job !
1/3/2018 08:30:07 am
WOW! Every time I see on of your photos that’s my reaction, just WOW. Thank you for getting out there when we can’t and sharing with the rest of us what you experience.
1/3/2018 08:38:30 am
Just curious... I love your photos, wonderful composition and colors. As a photographer myself, I wonder if you would consider a couple of black and white images. How cool would it be to have a large format camera up there. Of course it would be a bear to pack in. Enjoy and stay warm.
1/3/2018 09:05:30 am
Cap , I've been known to frost my hair also- but not literally. Lol. Cool perspective ( stay out of the dark side) love the lurking moon,haha!
Na Nay Wilson
2/13/2018 07:44:52 pm
This is awesome, would love to see this! Love my Saw & Britt❤️❤️
Your comment will be posted after it is approved.
Leave a Reply.
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!