It’s difficult to realize that this is the last day of January! It’s 40 degrees outside here at the lodge and raining. The rangers warned me of the possibility of ice storms this evening! Definitely not a great day to be out on the trails! But if you should plan to be, you will definitely need rain gear, warm clothes and traction devices.
It seems to me that this would be a great day to stay inside where it’s warm and dry and drink hot coffee and enjoy classic Bluegrass music.
Yesterday was a cloudy dreary day, but I was taken by surprise when the clouds dissipated in the late afternoon and there was actually a decent sunset at Cliff Tops! It just goes to prove that it’s very difficult to predict the weather here on Mt LeConte.
So—In order to provide you with some dreary pictures that would show you the actual conditions on the mountain, I geared up as suggested above and ventured out into the elements. I hope that you will enjoy the pictures and that you don’t have to get out! Stay warm and dry!