Good morning from the Great White South??? We are huddled around the heaters and drinking up all of the hot chocolate. It is a balmy 10º at the moment. The low last night was 9º with a high of 12º. We currently have about 12" of powder and drifts of even greater amounts. We had 24 guests show last night, even some kids. No one had problems. They all had great gear and were very well prepared. Rainbow will be well traveled today. Hwy 441 is still closed. This closure is only until they can get the road cleared of ice and snow. Rainbow is going to be your best bet again for travel to and from the lodge.
The LeConte Lodge llama farm had an exciting visit from the west coast. One of the nation's leading llama trainers, or llama guru as we like to refer to him, John Mallon paid them a visit. He was in the area for a conference and stopped by to take a look at our operations. He was extremely helpful and full of knowledge. I am sure you all remember Chrissy and Alan from seasons passed. They are the new llama wranglers for this season. They were super excited to soak up all of the knowledge John had to offer. He gave them the "thumbs up" for the season and they are ready to get these llamas on the trail, after the snow melts a little, that is.
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