Mt. LeConte (center) can dominate skylines from miles and miles around.
As anticipated, the day started out quite pleasant before clouds and pop-up thunderstorms took over the afternoon sky. Wet conditions are expected to dominate the remainder of today and all of Monday, so have those rain shells handy for the trek up. Saturday turned out to be a gorgeous day but never became overbearingly hot, as our high temp was only 62° accompanied by a low of 45°. These next few days are even supposed to be mild down below, so the upper elevations might feel oddly chilly for some.
We’re into the time of year now where it’s plenty warm at the trailhead, and when bugs can be present just about anywhere. New to our souvenir shop this year are two natural sprays made purely from plant-based essential oils. One is great for keeping your skin cool during this season’s hottest days, and the other is an insect repellent effective against those pesky bugs. So if you’ve reached the summit and need a break from the heat or insects, stop into our gift shop and let us provide you with a quick remedy.