Today, Mt. LeConte joins the rest of America in observance of Memorial Day, and we honor those who gave their lives in service of our country. We remember the fallen men and women in uniform, who so proudly and bravely wore our nation's colors. Thank you to those who we have lost for standing up for so much in the name of freedom.
The mountain is currently cloaked in a somber fog, with the sun making failed attempts at breaking through. The rain struggled to amount to anything yesterday, as we tallied a miniscule 0.05" of liquid precipitation. Our high temperature for the day reached 60 degrees, and our low was an acceptable 48. We're hanging out in the mid 50's for the time being. Keep that rain shell close by if you intend to summit.
We're awaiting the llama train with some fresh supplies, and of course, we'll expect them to return both Wednesday and Friday this week. We greatly appreciate guests and day hikers sharing trail information with us, particularly in regards to Trillium Gap. Finding out about slides or downed trees in advance of a llama trip goes a long way in preventing our dedicated wranglers from getting in a bind. Thanks for your help.
We've witnessed the return of a certain male bear in camp. Please be aware of what to do should you encounter one here in camp or on the trail. If you experience a sighting or aggressive activity, please be sure and notify us here at the lodge and the fine folks managing wildlife with the NPS.
Take care and happy trails.
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