May 28, 2020
It's another gray start to the day atop Mt. LeConte. Most of yesterday and this past evening were the same, a fogged in lodge and a persistent dampness. Rainfall only managed to only squeak out 0.13", but enough to keep the wet streak going. Temps are still hanging out in the lower 50s. This constant saturation can create unpredictable hazards on the trails. Log steps or water bars tend to lose any kind of traction, so avoid stepping on them to prevent slips and falls, and keep to stepping on dirt and rock fill.
If there's one thing that keeps the crew humming day to day, it's good music. An ongoing discussion this past week has been listing off the top American bands of all time across various genres. While trying to avoid any personal bias, the focus has been on albums and top hits produced, as well as influence. Also avoiding solo artists in the discussion (sorry Pop stars). We haven't even started to tackle those legendary bands from across the pond, keeping it strictly to the confines of the USA for now. A great way to put it, which American bands do you hear on the radio who have hit after hit come on and they just never get old? The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Green Day, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Pearl Jam...the list goes on and on.
5/28/2020 09:46:26 am
A lesser know country band that has been around since the early 80"s is Sawyer Brown. They still have a hugh following
5/28/2020 10:06:31 am
Missing the Alman Brothers (old school) and of course Tedeschi Trucks Band (new school takes old school to a whole other level)
5/28/2020 04:27:27 pm
I have to add Chicago to the band list! They are still touring and sound just as good as ever. Their music is timeless.
5/29/2020 12:19:24 am
Lynn I totally agree. I have always loved their music. We went to Riverbend in Ohio two years ago and saw them. They were wonderful.
5/29/2020 03:47:25 am
The Doors. Sly and The Family Stone. Talking Heads.
5/29/2020 08:20:18 am
What trail is that in the top picture?
5/29/2020 07:48:19 pm
I would say Alum between Rainbow Falls Trail and the old horse gate
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