It’s turning out to be another hot and humid day for being up high on Mt. LeConte. We continue to spend some time in the 70’s these days, and of course it’s been significantly warmer down below. So much so, that if you’re expecting to see our llamas on days they pack, please understand that they could be arriving a little later. Our fantastic wranglers do their absolute best to make sure our boys stay strong and healthy in this heat to keep our supply lines churning, which often translates into a slightly slower pace coming up the mountain. As always, if you cross paths with our popular packers, please heed the advice of our wranglers.
Tuesday’s high temperature came in at 74 degrees, while our low only got down to 50. No new precipitation for the second straight period. Today the clouds are patchy, with the sun regularly teasing guests relaxing on rockers. Up here around camp, there’s been a slight breeze that really has conditions feeling superb. It’s been a great day for logging some hours of labor outside! The future forecast shows an intriguing cool down coming for the weekend. What better way to take advantage of some mild, late July days than by visiting your favorite mountain! Until conditions shift, though, please continue to be smart about exploring the backcountry by packing enough food and water, and avoiding overexertion by starting early and taking your time.
Have a great rest of the day.