What a superbly sunny Monday we have lined up. The skies are clear, the bright orb to the east is rising, the birds are chirping, and the coffee’s perking. Can’t think of a better way to kickoff the new week than such a fine morning on Mt. LeConte. The lodge witnessed a high temp of 42° Sunday and we dipped to a low of 20° last night. It’s warming up quick though as we’re already back above freezing. There could be a few lingering slick spots on trail the sun works its magic, so continue to use caution in the shaded and higher up places. Cloud sightings will be few and far between today, the air will be the calmest it’s been a quite a while, and temps should feel delightful in the upper 40s by this afternoon. We’ll have the pleasure of receiving a few more nice days with warming temps before conditions sour later in the week, so get out and enjoy it now if you can!
Did you know that on a cold and clear day in winter, when the trees are bare, one can actually see Ramsey Cascades from Myrtle Point? Of course it’s quite small off in the distance, and it certainly helps to know where to look. After a heavy rain or a stretch of days where temps linger below freezing, and the western sun cuts into hollers between Mt. Guyot and Greenbrier Pinnacle, the white of the cascades literally leaps out at you. It just so happens that our friends from the Trails Forever crews are slated to make improvements along that trail in 2022. If it’s anything like what they accomplished on this mountain in recent years, that popular trail is going to turn out fabulous.
The sunshine is calling and the forest needs exploring! Have a great day. The Wandering Woodsman
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