Brrrr it’s a chilly May morning atop the mountain. Hovering just above the freezing mark waiting for the sun to jump up and warm us up. Skies are mostly cloudy and the winds are active. Temps will barely reach the 40s for us today and winds are expected to gust up to 30mph at times. Extra warm layers will be a must today, especially for when your body cools down upon reaching the summit and taking a rest. There are only slight chances of rainfall today and tonight, but best to have a rain jacket handy in case these clouds decide to squeeze out some drops.
In more trail news, the work happening along Greenbrier Road has been completed. Visitors hoping to access Mt. LeConte via Brushy Mountain from that side of the park now have access and permission to do so. It’s a pretty trail in the spring, but remember it’s the longest of any reaching the lodge, a tad over nine miles.