Its a brisk morning on the mountain. Arctic air has taken over and the white fluffy snow has layered camp again. It was a cold day yesterday with the high only reaching 25 degrees with an overnight low of 11 degrees. It is currently 15 degrees with light winds and clear skies above. We received 0.58”of precipitation. Our current snow depth is 4” with possible deeper amounts on the exposed areas of trails leading to and around the summit. Plan for cold temperatures today and traction will be needed as well. Snow is in the forecast later this week with clearing skies just in time for the weekend. Have a great day!
Cold air blasts my cheeks as I open my sealed cabin. Winter has returned on LeConte. The snow has an extremely bright shimmer that dances across the star filled sky. Suited with my new puffy jacket, I was headed for the morning show. Upon reaching my destination, I was greeted with tangerine and pink skies that went on for miles. Low level clouds danced through the hollers of the mountains. My morning was set. See you at the top!