The sun does not seem to want to do its job this morning. It is peeking through the clouds in the lower elevations while we are blanketed in a grey haze. Yesterday was a beautiful day for a hike up the mountain. Chris and I came up Alum Cave trail. The trail is very icy in certain sections. We were thankful to have some sort of traction device on our shoes. The high up top was only 45º with a low of 31º.
Chris and I had a little pep in our step on our way back to work. Only two short weeks left of the season and we will be Hawaii bound. I did not seem to mind the cold air whipping around me as I hiked the last mile to the lodge. I knew that soon enough I would be lounging in a hammock while reading a good book. Remember, with the ice and cold temperatures, get an early start on the trail. Make sure you bring plenty of warm clothes to pile on and drink a lot of water on your way up. Even though it is cold, you can still become dehydrated. Be careful and take it slow and steady while hiking around the icy sections on the trail. It is going to be a great weekend for a hike. Come see us for some of that famous LeConte hot chocolate.
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