It’s currently 37 degrees and partly cloudy up top. We received no precipitation. The trails up top were slightly icy this morning, but warmer temperatures should melt much of the remaining ice.
24 hour temperature range: High 37 Low 27
I nestled into my sunset spot earlier than usual. A thermos full of tea and a book kept me company as I got comfortable. The warm sun, now felt, was a stark contrast to the dank atmosphere I experienced running along the Boulevard only forty minutes before. I glanced up from my book - the inverted clouds below excited me for another wonderful sunset on Mt. LeConte.
Back in the kitchen, I huddled over bowl after bowl of homemade jambalaya, thank you Guy and Janice. Headlamps outside told me that I had company. I started boiling water and welcome my guest. We swapped stories and exchanged gifts while each eating a dinner of our own.
Soon, their headlamps were like stars twinkling in the darkness. I blew out the remaining the kerosene lamps and disappeared myself.
P.S. - Though I can’t sit and chat with everyone who makes their way up top. I do enjoy hearing from you all. Whether it be in person, through snail mail, or in the comments section - Thank you for staying in touch!
If you’d like to send me a letter or maybe a piece of dark chocolate, please send all mail to the address below. Thank you and have a great day.
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Ralph Waldo Emerson