We've been treated to a most pleasant finish to the month of July...two sunny and cool, blue bell kind of days. Working or playing outside is preferable. Yesterday's high temperature came in at a cozy 65 degrees, and we reached a delightfully chilly low of 43 degrees for the second consecutive night. These cooler than normal temps already have us jokingly discussing when we might see the first snow. Probably not what anyone is wanting to hear just yet, but it would add a nice splash to those Christmas in July/August festivities that take place this time of year. These mild temperatures don't look to be going anywhere in the extended forecast, which is quite fine by us (and the llamas).
We had our first bear sighting in camp today for the first time in several months, so it's time for everyone hiking up to see us to be "bear aware!" It's a new one without tags, and big, but hopefully any bad habits can be thwarted. Please notify us or the NPS of any sightings so that the proper steps can be taken to educate and protect visitors, and keep the bear safe and wild. Thanks!
It continues to be knockout gorgeous on the mountain, so hopefully you can find time in your schedules to pay us a visit. Last night's guests were enjoyably unique, in that they all went around the room stating where they hailed from and swapping interesting stories related to the lodge. As I've mentioned numerous times, it's the people that make this place so special. We had the fortune of hosting guests not only from our fine state of Tennessee, and not just folks from around the continental USA, but some gentlemen representing Puerto Rico and Germany. It's great that LeConte Lodge is sought after as an international experience. There were some first-timers in the house, and others who've been coming for decades. We look forward to seeing ALL of them again soon. The same goes for you!
Have a fabulous start to the week.
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