Hello! This is Meredith, the assistant manager here on LeConte. I requested to do a guest-spot to introduce myself as I will be doing the blog while Chris and Allyson are off the mountain this year. I took some of the new crew to sunset last night, which was one of the most beautiful I have ever seen from atop this mountain, and wanted to share a photo with you! The low clouds looked like an ocean.
3/28/2011 06:19:33 am
3/28/2011 06:28:14 am
Great photo! Was it taken from ACB
3/28/2011 06:33:53 am
What do you mean took the crew to sunset? It's only 300yds to the cliff tops. Where did you go?
3/28/2011 06:42:07 am
Very nice photo. I'm glad to see that Allyson has taken steps to insure that we don't miss a day without our LeConte fix! Thanks so much and I look forward to your view from the top.
3/28/2011 06:42:40 am
Hey Meredith I know what you mean about how a sunset can change the mood. I brought my wife up last summer, and she's not an outdoor girl at all. It was a difficult climb for her and for me having to listen to her complaining. We were at odds until we saw the sunset and then everything changed for her (or maybe it was the wine). Anyway, the cabin was rockin' after we watched the sunset!
3/28/2011 06:46:45 am
MEREDITH- It means "great, noted female ruler". How fortunate for the other staff.
3/28/2011 07:02:31 am
Really??? I thought 'Meredith' was the Gaelic name for 'drunk, crazy, and out of control woman who likes to catch things on fire'. Watch yourselves while Allyson is gone!
3/28/2011 07:06:11 am
NO! Be nice Gerald! The only thing Meredith has ever caught on fire is a batch of biscuits... and that wasn't even her fault I'm sure. Everybody turns a pan of biscuits into hockey pucks now and then.
3/28/2011 07:06:44 am
Meredith, love the photo. Can't wait till I can get up there. I'm on the waiting list for a couple of weekends in April. Is there any other tricks on getting a spot? Can I call on a Friday to see if a spot has opened up?
3/28/2011 07:13:41 am
I wouldn't recommend lacing anybody's camelback, especially if you're on the Alum Cave trail. But once you've topped out, begin the swill. Dehydration, fatigue and red wine are a hell of an antidote for a bad attitude. Careful not to get too carried away, you still have to be able to walk the next day.
3/28/2011 08:29:31 am
Hi Meredith, lovely shot of the sunset. The clouds do indeed look like the sea in that light.
3/28/2011 11:52:28 am
Meridith, great pic. Was it taken from Cliff Tops? I don't recall seeing any cliffs like that....unless you climbed down and around some to take the pic. It is nice to see a different view of the sunset with some clifs in view. A lot of the pics and ones I've taken up there are such straightforward shots with trees and clouds and sun. Good to view that marvelous area from a different perspective!
3/28/2011 12:51:23 pm
Really nice picture!! I day hiked up last week and as always was very impressed with your hospitality. A hot cup of joe at 6500 MSL hit the spot...thanks!!
Debbie and Larry
3/28/2011 02:06:09 pm
Spectacular photo, thank you!
3/28/2011 02:34:52 pm
Great to meet you Meredith:) I love this photo,it is amazing! I gotta have mu daily dose of the mountain.I look forward to reading your blogs.
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