It’s a gem of a day to be on the mountain. A sunny Saturday in the Smokies, where else would rather be? Temps are warmer than they’ve been in a while, climbing into the 40s. The snow is melting wherever the light can reach it, but areas in the shade are going to hold on to their chill a couple days longer. Continue to watch for ice and snow along the upper half of the trail.
With Airlift behind us, and a great deal of preseason preparation complete, the Crew is spending their last couple of days before the lodge opens in relaxing fashion. It’s also a great time to wander around the mountain, soaking up some of the best views this region has to offer. Business on the mountain resumes Monday, March 25 in which we’ll once again be cranking out hot chocolate, cookies, and new merchandise. Speaking of which, LeConte Lodge enthusiasts can look forward to the great reveal of this year’s “I Hiked It” T-shirt design tomorrow. We think you’ll love it!