It’s currently 22 degrees and socked-in up top. We received .1” inches of precipitation. Since checking the instruments this morning, the temperature has dropped 6 degrees.
24 hour temperature range: High 44 Low 28
Moving further down the dingy trail, my imagination slowly took over. I stopped and listened to the mountain. The howl of the wind took me even further down the rabbit hole. I was back in Tolkien’s Middle Earth. I was in the land of elves and hobbits. Wary but curious, I persisted deeper and deeper into the magical world on Mt. LeConte. Slivers of light crept through the canopy above, giving the moss below an ethereal glow. I continued on…
What was I looking for?
What might I find?
The journey eventually brought me back to the lodge. The warm glow of my lantern illuminated the kitchen as I peeled off my warm layers. Sitting down on the round chair next to the heater, I found myself smiling. I had found nothing; and yet, I had found everything wandering aimlessly atop Mt. LeConte.