We are ready. Today is Opening Day of the 2017 season at LeConte Lodge. If you've been waiting to enjoy the splendors of the mountain, let this be the year you wait no more. If you are excited about staying with us for the first time or the 50th time, we are equally excited about hosting you, your family, and friends. Mt. LeConte is special to all of us, guests and crew, and for numerous reasons. Let's admire the majesty of the mountain together, and make some lasting memories every day, now through Thanksgiving!
We are delighted to unveil this season's 2017 "I Hiked It" T-Shirt design. Part of the allure of Mt. LeConte, as well as the GSMNP, are the various critters that call this place home. This year's design, courtesy of our own Lisa Line, pays homage to our friends in nature and their unique tracks, several of which you will see on your way to and from the lodge. Enjoy and wear this year's shirt with pride, since you earned it by climbing one of Tennessee's finest peaks.
In regards to our lovable Llamas, their schedule for the next two weeks will be Sunday/Tuesday/Friday. This schedule is subject to change for various reasons, in which case we will keep you posted. The best opportunity to see the llamas is at the lodge after they've arrived around lunch time. They are typically here no more than 2 hours. If you have the fortune of seeing them on the trail, please respect their space and heed the advice of the wranglers, as their mission is getting the Llamas with supplies to and from the mountain safely in a timely manner, while also keeping hikers safe and informed.
Thank you and have a great weekend!