Today we would like to introduce our newest crew member for the 2018 season at LeConte Lodge, Kemp Stonehouse. This is Kemps first year working at the lodge but you could never guess that based on his enthusiasm and experience on the trails in the backcountry. As an avid hiker, Kemp has completed many trails that are offered here in the lower Appalachian Mountains to the point he now has his sights on trails all over the country. In his free time he enjoys writing and relaxing in his hammock while watching the sunset. If you get the chance to come up the mountain be sure to seek out Kemp (if you don't see him on the trails already) and talk with him about hiking adventures. The weather today is slightly chilly with temperatures in the low 50s. With the lodge completely engulfed in the clouds we are reminded of just how high the elevation really is here (6593'). Light rain is on the forecast but has yet to hit us and might just pass by.