It should be a pleasant weekend for outdoor exploration. Starting off this Friday a little cool still in the mid 30s with partly cloudy skies. Temps ought to rise into the upper 40s later this afternoon. There’s only a slight chance for a rain shower each of these next couple days, but nothing that should cause great concern. Winds will be relatively calm. The weekend weather even with plenty of sunshine is going to be cool stop the mountain, so continue to bring those extra warm layers. The extended forecast doesn’t show a warmup for the region until well into next week.
Reminder that all of our current COVID-19 protocols remain in place at the lodge, viewable here. The situation continues to evolve rapidly, and even though changes are happening at the local and state levels across Tennessee, LeConte Lodge operates under the federal jurisdiction of the National Park Service. So until the NPS provides the lodge with new instruction, our current practices remain in place and enforceable under the law. Thank you for your cooperation and respect shown to our dedicated and hardworking staff as they continue to provide a safe and enjoyable experience during these unusual times.