We had another spectacular day yesterday high above East Tennessee. Camp was in and out of the sun, and temps were moderate as our high reached 67 degrees. Last night’s low of 46 might be chilly for some, so be sure and bring that extra layer if you plan on enjoying sunset or sunrise. There is a slight chance of afternoon showers today, but the rest of the weekend looks stellar.
Sunset last night was muted, but the midnight specactle was one to behold from the lodge. The moon was blindingly bright, making for one of those no-headlamp-required type twilights. But even more impressive was the size and proximity of planet Mars. To the south and just to the left of the moon at midnight, there was a prominently glowing red dot. Had to do a double take to make sure I was still viewing the same outer space from my earthly confines. Hopefully skies are favorable again this evening to allow for a repeat performance.