New growth, old stump. You've got to admire the resiliency of the Frasier Firs.
Good Afternoon, And just like that, BOOM, it's July. It certainly feels more like summer up here, as there has been a definite increase in humidity and overnight lows. Fortunately, the midday highs continue to be mild. We ended the month of June with a high temperature of 59, followed by a low of 50. We raked in 0.5" of rain to put us near the 47.5" mark for the year. I've mentioned it a few times this season, but 2016 only saw 52.5" of rainfall on Mt. LeConte, so the sooner we can clear that hurdle, the better. We've experienced light mists today, but much of the day has been scoping out the insides of the clouds. Every once in a while the sun will tease us, and brief windows down into the valley leave us in awe at the greens and blues blending and blurring below. Wishing safe travels to all who are visiting the region leading up to the holiday. We hope to see you up top! And a special thanks to Pat and Jeanie. Ya'll are loved and legit. Have a great weekend.