Its a bitter, windy cold start to the day. The high yesterday only reached 30 degrees. The overnight low dipped down to 11 degrees. It’s currently 19 degrees with light winds making it feel much colder. No precipitation was recorded. Traction is not necessary. Weather should begin to warm up into next week. More of the same weather if forecasted for the upcoming week. Get out and enjoy all the Smokies have to offer. LeConte is always a great choice. Views are great right now. What are you waiting for come on up!
5am wake up. Strapped the running gear on. Headed down Alum Cave trail. My headlamp illuminated the path as I pushed down the mountain. Enjoying sunrise from this perspective was very enjoyable. Only running to the Bluffs, I sipped some water, snapped some photos and turned back for camp. Hot coffee was calling my name. All done before 8am as I returned into camp. It’s breakfast time and start gathering things to pack down for the end of my season on the mountain. See you at the top!