November 25, 2017
I hope many of you got outside yesterday! It got 'warm' up top. Yesterday's high reached 49 degrees. Our morning low was 35 degrees. It's currently partly cloudy and breezy, with notable gusts. Note, the junction of Alum Cave Trail and Rainbow Falls Trail is still icy, so watch your foot placement there.
I woke to the soft pre-dawn light accompanied by gusting winds. After calling in the weather and finishing my black cup of coffee, I set out on my sunrise rounds. It looked as though I would soon be socked in by the clouds; I was wrong. An overwhelming sense of excitement surfaced when streaks of color began flowing through the trees. What resulted, was a sunrise that had me questioning my very existence. A stanza of pure sensory overload. That's why I love these mountains. They never cease to humble and inspire. I hope the photo below leaves you asking the same inspired questions!
See you up the trail,
P.S. Happy 81st Birthday, Sherleen!
"He who knows he has enough is rich." -Lao tzu
11/25/2017 09:21:01 am
Very nice photography there. Look forward to what you will be showing us over the winter.
11/25/2017 09:30:21 am
Stunning photo, thank!
11/25/2017 09:33:03 am
Thanks, Seth, for your inspired and inspiring prose and pics. I imagined by now I would be missing JP's lyrical and illuminating winter posts, but it seems the LeConte tradition has been delivered into capable hands. At my age and stage, I expect every winter walk up the Mountain might be my last, but thanks to your blog, I can be there every day.
11/25/2017 09:36:13 am
How incredibly beautiful!
11/25/2017 09:56:50 am
What gorgeous sunrises photos,Seth! Sensory overload to be sure. What an amazing creation we are blessed to be stewards of. Looking forward to your photos this winter, they leave no doubt of your love for the mountain. “Only silence can reach that dimension of reality that is too deep for words.” -T.Merton
11/25/2017 10:14:28 am
Wow! Just, wow!
11/25/2017 10:17:17 am
That is the most beautiful sunrise. Thanks for sharing!
11/25/2017 10:21:22 am
I love the photos, thanks for posting them
11/25/2017 10:43:11 am
11/25/2017 10:57:35 am
Wow that is beautiful
11/25/2017 12:51:50 pm
That sunrise omg. Im infatusted by Mt Leconte.
11/25/2017 03:55:45 pm
Love the "blue"photo. One of the most stunning ones taken up there to date! Also like the quote by Lao tzu...studied him in college. Looking forward to seeing Leconte thru your eyes this winter.
11/25/2017 04:57:24 pm
The sky looks like it is on fire, but with clouds of purple rain ... amazing!
11/25/2017 07:17:17 pm
Had to change the 'dinning hall glow' wall paper to the 'sun rise' !! Just out of this world!. Thank You. Have a great stay on the mountain this winter. Norman
11/25/2017 09:55:25 pm
Awwwww, thanks Seth. I DID have a happy birthday. Love these pictures and I can see I am going to enjoy your blog. Be safe. Happy Trails. God Bless :-)
11/26/2017 12:24:29 am
Amazingly Beautiful!!! My husband and I experienced a similar Sunrise on the mountain a couple of years ago!!! Takes your breath away, and Humbles you to The Lords Greatness!🙏 Thank you so much for sharing!!!
11/26/2017 11:51:52 am
Wow!! That is so beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes!
11/27/2017 04:37:07 pm
That is so beautiful. I love pictures like that, they make you wish you were there. Keep up the good work on the blog this winter. Everybody loves it. THANKS.
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