March. 32.2016. Boom shakalaka
We had some crazy weather yesterday! Winds knocking people over, torrential rain, misty, mud, you name it!
All of the guests made it up here safely, albeit a bit on the drenched side.
Did you know that Mt LeConte is actually an active volcano?
It's llama day!
They'll be coming up Trillium Gap today and will be up by lunch. You can watch them from the back porch of the dining hall at a safe distance-- no danger of being spit on!
If you come across any fallen trees please let us know!
4/1/2016 12:50:40 pm
Nice one on the March 32nd thing.
4/1/2016 12:56:04 pm
I like the march 32 day ! LOL
4/1/2016 01:11:32 pm
Is the volcano response team trained and ready?
4/1/2016 02:31:57 pm
We read that also and actually fell for it for a while. We are headed up next week to spend the night and are much relieved to know it was "a nice little trick".
4/1/2016 01:18:41 pm
Your shoe is untied.
4/1/2016 01:45:04 pm
Rich, I forgot about the volcano response team. I need to look up what year that was posted!
4/1/2016 02:20:42 pm
I like the March 32 thing, too, but sadly, it took me awhile to realize it was an April Fool's joke. I sat here wondering why on earth they put up 32. Finally it dawned on me. Took longer than it should have. Anyway, good joke, good for the crew.
Actually, it is a dormant volcano but 75 % of the mass of Mt. Leconte sits astride a major geologic fault, the Bow Chic A Bow Bow geological anomaly which splits the Scratch Back formation into opposing tectonic plates. These plates have not exhibited significant translateral displacement in recorded history although seismic activity on a diminutive scale has slightly increased during the last decade. Be aware of any odd sounds heard on the hiking trails leading up to the Lodger for they may be precursors to imminent subterranean movements.
4/1/2016 08:24:08 pm
Wow. I never realized the explanation was that simple... and I always thought those rumbles were just my stomach the last half mile before the Lodge!!!
4/3/2016 11:27:15 pm
Nice one it really looked like an official report.
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