August 1st already? This season is flying by. It won't be long before the crew sends off their warm weather clothing. Chris and I are already starting to sift through our clothing and figure out what we won't need on the mountain any more. Who knew one could accumulate so much stuff over twelve years on a remote mountain top in a national park. If the weather continues down the path it is taking, we will need our cold weather gear from here on out. The high yesterday was 58º with a low of 48º. I hope it doesn't deter the humming birds from visiting their favorite flower on the mountain. They have been aflutter around the bee balm. I think we can plan on another couple of weeks of flowers. The lower temps don't seem to be phasing them.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)