It’s a fine morning on LeConte. Heavy fog lifted just before sunrise with crystal clear skies above. The high yesterday reached 28 degrees. Our overnight low came in at 15 degrees. It’s currently 14 degrees with light winds and the sun is throwing magnificent colors over High Top. The current snow depth is around 8” with deeper pockets around the mountain. Today is calling for much needed sunshine and warmer temps. Snow is forecasted for Thursday morning with amounts around 1” are possible. US Hwy. 441 (Newfound Gap Road) is open to all vehicles watch for snow/ice. Traction will be needed to safely reach the summit. Be safe and have a great day folks!
Frozen air coats the early morning hours at 6593’. The morning ravens croak through the arctic air as they catch thermals over camp and dive down into the valley floor. Frost white coats the fir trees with much weight. Bitter cold winds from Cliff tops would numb your fingers instantly with each snap of the camera. Clouds danced through the tangerine skies with sweeping views into North Carolina the morning. The early morning hours here hold great memories high above the city life below. The silence of the snow is so rewarding to sit and sip coffee and listen. The morning was set. See you at the top.