WOW! Great pictures! Begs for a cup of hot chocolate, a good book and a cozy fire. Who won the "when will it snow contest"? Hope all hiking up and down reach their destinations safely.
Wow, I can't believe how much snow there is. It is lovely.
OMG!!!! I knew you'd keep us updated...thanks. I bet you didn't have your sandals on for this shot.
Wonderful pixs. I grew up in East Tenn and the Smokies are in my DNA. Seeing pixs of that awesome place helps me to survive living on the Gulf Coast of Texas. My heart will always be in the Smoky Mountains even if my body is forced to be in the flatlands. Thank you for the pixs......they take me back home if only for a few moments.
HOLY COW ! ! ! what a change from friday....
Yes thank you Allyson for the great pics.
Beautiful! Who did win the "when will it snow?" contest?
Your photos are simply great ! I was speaking with a friend just a few minutes ago who said that if there was such a thing as "teleportation" I could "send" myself directly to the lodge !! No. That would be cheating to me. As I've said for many years: "The journey is the destination" !! It's the hike up and down that provides my inspiration, pleasure, and satisfaction. When I arrive at the lodge, a magical transformation occurs, and I'm at peace and looking forward to the solitude of the mountain as well as the company of those who share my passion for being there.
well said Doug
We have reservations for May and I cannot wait! Thanks for creating this blog. I will drink in the views until my time comes!!!
Snow...Cold...Mt. Leconte...I want to be there..... listening to the sound of the snow under my boots.......feeling the cold air in my lungs........watching the snowflakes swirl through the wind......ahh yes!....well I will just have to imagine...Thanks for the pictures Allyson.
lexington south carolina..its too warm down here!!
Thanks for the great Pics. We are in Sugarlands parking lot for Internet connection returning to Elkmont camp grounds and waiting for snow !!!!
So who won the "First Snow" pool??? Great Pics by the way as we are in Philly right now...a little different type of precip!
JP's drooling somewhere out of jealousy!!! Great pictures as always!
Oh how beautiful!!! I have been watching this site for a long time, Wish I could hike to LeConte, but health reasons keep me from that. This site allows me to dream and enjoy it even tho I can't be there. I was just in the Smokies 4 weeks ago and spent a week, planning another week in April. Thank you for all the beautiful pictures and taking time out of your busy days to keep all of us updated on everyday life on LeConte.
Well I can say this... Its sooo prettttty from my computer. I'm glad all you Southern wonderful hiking people are liking this snow. Your Welcome Brian. Pat N., I know your a Michigan woman so your probably like I am, it will come soon enough. Hope those kids of yours hunker down up there. Allyson, stay warm, just think Beach, Beach Beach, warm,warm warm.... the pictures are great. Love all the postings, thanks!!
@ LECONTE - Are the Llamas still running with weather like this? Thanks
My husband and I just day hiked to Mt. LeConte on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd. We hiked up Rainbow Falls Trail and descended Bullhead Trail. I am certainly glad we accomplished this with the beautiful fall weather at the time. Thank you for the wonderful snow pictures. I am not ready for snowfall yet! Mary~Michigan City, IN.
If people in TN only understood just how brutal Mt. Leconte and the High Country in the Smokies can be this time of year. I love the study of how elevation effects the weather up top. Great pics. Keep us posted down here in the Valley.
Beautiful shots. Hopefully, there will be a little of that white stuff left next week when I hike up for the day.
I was looking at the weather projections for next week and it looks like it might be in the 60s in the valley by Wednesday or Thursday.
We hope to see you tomorrow if the road in the valley is open =-)
I am so jealous!!! Would have loved to have gotten snowed in to that paradise you call home! I can't believe that when I was there Wednesday and Thursday of last week I was wearing short sleeves! Miss the Mountain already!
I think this is one of the heavy winter seasons in Leconte. This time snow falls is too heavy when comparing to previous years. Most of the trees, roads, buildings, houses are fully covered with snow. Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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