It’s currently 4 degrees and clear on Mount LeConte. We didn’t receive any precipitation, but the mountain saw it’s coldest temperature of the year. There is still 1.5 inches of snow on the ground. Plan and prepare for heavy ice and frigid conditions if you plan to hike up top.
24 hour temperature range | High: 13 Low: - 5
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Mountain - Forecast Weather
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Arriving at Apollo Overlook, I stopped and listened to what the mountain was trying to say. Eyes closed, the image came to me. I would have to move quickly, but I could see the exact spot I would need to stand. Could I witness my dreams? It was time to try.
Breathing heavily at an obscure location, my eyes feasted on one of the most beautiful scenes I’d ever seen. The sun’s raspberry light painted the tip of West Point just as the full moon waved goodbye, continuing his tour around the earth…
I waved goodbye - grateful for the moment.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Martin Luther King Jr.