Hello to everyone. I'm getting a late start writing--been busier than I expected for a misty day on the mountain. We've been pleased to welcome an office and dining room full of guests Sunday afternoon as the morning mist progressed into a light drizzle.
We received only a trace of rain Saturday with a high-low of 64 and 51. The forecast called for a 40 percent chance of showers for us today (which we've already received albeit gently), but the skies are lightening slightly as of 2:30 p.m.
I just got done unloading llamas for a rare Sunday trip up LeConte. We've been so busy we had to schedule an extra trip for supplies. Rex, the caboose of the llama string, had the responsibility for the most interesting cargo--approximately 80 metal-tipped wooden hiking sticks for our store. The llamas follow each other so putting those metal-tipped sticks on the last llama proves much safer. Just the same, Rex could have been classified as an ancient weapon of war chugging up the mountain with his payload of spears. I think he was glad to just be carrying dirty linens home on the return trip.
My highlight from yesterday was viewing a world-class sunset, without question one of the three best I've seen on LeConte this year. Photos will never do it justice, but at one time sunset looked like the sky was a blanket set on fire and rippling from the west in a vain effort to extinguish it. The show was absolutely spectacular on a day when the skies above LeConte were pretty pedestrian for the most part.
Have a fine day. Happy trails.
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