Its another fantastic morning on LeConte. The high yesterday reached 35 degrees. The overnight low dropped down to 12 degrees. It is 14 degrees with winds racing through camp and the tops of the firs. No precipitation was recorded. Ice continues to be an issue only in certain areas of the trail. Shaded areas along the trails to LeConte will hold ice for an extended period of time so traction devices should always be in your pack this time of the year. Plenty of people buzzing in and out of camp yesterday enjoying the views and weather. The weather has held off and made for very pleasant days on the mountain. November is almost behind us and my question is when will I get my first snow…? The mountain and I are eager to welcome that fluffy white stuff coating camp. The snow tubs wait! Have a great start to the week.
The early morning hours on LeConte are some of my favorite. Oils lamps take over the darkness. The kettle roars with steam reminding of how loud it can get. Sipping coffee from my trusty insulated mug I enjoy the morning sounds. It’s going to be a fantastic day. Apollo overlook is always a great choice for sunrise. SEE YOU AT THE TOP.