What a beautiful morning on Mt.LeConte to kickoff this Thursday. The air is calm, the skies are clear, and the colors from the day’s sunrise were as rich and vivid as ever. One just wakes up inspired after being greeted by such a spectacle. We have at least one more day of delightful weather ahead of us. We’ll bask in the sun today and enjoy temps from the upper 40s to mid 60s. Conditions are expected to sour for this coming weekend, starting with rain chances Friday afternoon. Saturday and Sunday could pit the mountain top in a struggle between sun and occasional thunderstorms, so have the rain shells ready. It’s impressive how fast the lodge grounds are greening up just in the past week. The grass is growing taller and the first flowers are making the pollinators happy. A beautiful time to be on the mountain.