We're listening to the sound of rain pelting windows and roof tops, and it is glorious! After several dry days, this liquid precipitation business is greatly appreciated. We tallied 0.43" of rain during the last measurement, and it's been coming down steadily much of today. We've now eclipsed 40" of rain on the mountain for the year! All of the vegetation around camp is happy about this fact, as they're all coming in green, tall, and full. I've been admiring all of the new growth on the Frasier Firs and Red Spruces. Yesterday's temperatures saw little fluctuation, with our high rolling in at 58 degrees, and our low just down to 51. We're sitting in the mid 50's at the moment.
It's time to call on another great LeConte pack llama, one that many people have laid eyes on before, though not necessarily in person. The one and only...BUCK! (aka Bucky, Buck of a Buck <--Ask Chrissy). This legendary packer has logged a ton of miles on this mountain, up there with the likes of Cliff and Chester. In the past, he was known for hauling those fresh eggs our overnight guests enjoy for breakfast. This year, you'll be able to pick him out from the team by his distinctive navy blue saddle bags.
You may be wondering as to how you've seen this famous llama before, if not in person. Well, those of you who purchased a certain ornament sporting a proud pack llama in years past are looking at none other than our favorite Buck pictured below! This llama has gone well beyond earning his keep. He's in our hearts, and he's in a great number of people's homes. The wranglers look after him, and he looks after us, and we couldn't be more proud of what this llama has achieved in his career.
May your next glass of famous LeConte orange tang be a toast to the likes of Buck!
If you're out and about today, enjoy yourself and stay dry. The temperatures in the coming days are expected to moderate, so hooray for that! Take care.
Previously highlighted llamas:
Kramer, Denny, Chuck, Huey, Pete, Clifford, Rainbow Reuben.
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