Folks gravitate to Mt. LeConte to experience life above the clouds, or in yesterday’s case, life in it. The gray veil and unrelenting winds never let go Thursday, but the rain and lightning didn’t show up until well after dusk. Better that all this rough weather works itself out before it comes time to fly.
Yesterday’s high temp reached 48 degrees with a low of 39. We received 0.63” of rainfall during the night. It’s currently 46 under the same cloudy skies but the winds have finally eased off. Hoping that conditions improve throughout the day.
By now the Crew has had their fill of apple fritters at our sister restaurant, the Applewood Farmhouse, and are close to hitting the trail. We’re excited about getting them up top, settled in, and straight to work so that everything is ready for Opening Day. Once it looks like we’re going to begin flying in our supplies, we’ll be sure and let everyone know. As a reminder, lodge grounds are closed to public access during the Airlift for safety reasons.