The snow has returned! Snow is falling heavy on the mountain this morning. My internal alarm clock went off. Opening the door I was greeted to a new day and a different landscape with white. The familiar crunch was back. The high yesterday only reached 32 degrees with an overnight low of 20 degrees. It’s currently 25 and socked in with heavy snow. We received 0.02” of precipitation with trace amounts of snow this morning. Traction will be needed to reach the summit, as well as warm layers and your best puffy jacket. Hwy. 441 remains closed for snow/ice. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for the mountains until 7pm tonight with snow accumulations of 4-6” above 5000 feet. Well we sit 6593’ so hopefully we see more than that. Stay tuned.. Have a great day!
Oil lamps burn off the dark morning on LeConte. The high alpine mountain is coated with white again. Red Spruce trees have talked and are happy to welcome the snow back to the mountain. It is very quite and a still morning up top. The roaring kettle reminded me it was time to pour the first cup of drip coffee and admire my life here. I am blessed to be in such beauty. See you at the top!