GSMNP Superintendent Cassius Cash cuts the ribbon, officially reinstating Trillium Gap Trail into the daily Mt. LeConte trails rotation. In attendance are representatives of GSMNP, Friends of the Smokies, and LeConte Lodge. Photo credit Tiffany Alexander.
Oh, beautiful weather please don’t leave us! Today could be the last absolutely stunning autumn day for a while. Late tonight and throughout the week we are expecting the return of the rain. So if you are to be on the trail tomorrow, come dressed and ready for wet conditions. Temps will remain mild, between the 40s and 50s. Fall color is wrapping up in the lowest elevations, while deep in the park it’s beginning to look more like winter (sans snow of course!).
Today marks the official reopening of Trillium Gal Trail. The Trails Forever team have completed their two year rehabilitation work, so now visitors to the Smokies can access Mt. LeConte via Trillium Gap everyday of the week once again. LeConte Lodge can’t thank the hardworking trail crews enough for all that they’ve done to improve the trail for lodge visitors, guests, and our beloved llamas. May their work last for ages to come and stand up to all that Mother Nature decides to throw at it. And a special thanks for Friends of the Smokies and GSMNP for making this work possible these last six years, not only on Trillium Gap, but Rainbow Falls and Alum Cave as well.