On Monday, we celebrated our second day of July with no measurable rainfall. We've not seen any precipitation yet today. The forecast for today is favorable, and we've seen about equal portions of clouds and filtered sun, which counts as an improvement. Also on a good note, I think the wildflowers at the lodge are stretching their stalks and will be mighty impressive soon thanks to the plentiful rainfall.
Caroline Robe stars in today's High on LeConte crew introduction. Caroline nears the halfway point of her first season at LeConte Lodge, capably serving in Allyson's absence as assistant cook--a tough task. I'll turn the biography over to Caroline, who penned the following.
Caroline was born in Virginia but moved to Maine when she was two weeks old, and but for a few years elsewhere, has lived there ever since. Upon graduating from the University of Maine in December 2012 with a bachelor of fine arts, Caroline moved to Mt. LeConte sight-unseen, to take a position as crew member and assistant cook.
Since arriving on LeConte, Caroline has enjoyed exploring the Southeast, working on her paintings and playing in the well-stocked kitchen. After leaving the mountain at the end of the season she hopes to spend a few years living in the region, taking jobs in the U.S. and abroad and working on her artwork before seeking out an ecovillage where she can live in community and pursue her dual passions of food and the visual arts.
Chris and Allyson should return this afternoon, so I'll be handing over High on LeConte duties until their August days off. For those of you who stopped by to introduce yourself, thanks for the kind words and coming to see us. I hope to see the rest of you soon. Happy trails.