November 28th, 2018
It’s currently 10 degrees and clear up top. We received a small amount of precipitation - leaving us with .5” inches of snow. The mountain is incredibly beautiful right now, but plan for ice on the trails and cold conditions.
24 hour temperature range: High 15 Low 2
*US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is open.
Crawling down from the loft, the air became progressively cooler as my feet approached the ground floor. Not yet dressed, I usually try to predict how cold it is by how jarring the floor feels. I guessed that it had to be around 0 degrees. After putting on the myriad of wool layers and cotton canvas overalls, the ensemble was completed with a down parka. I grabbed my pack and waved goodbye to the warmth.
Mt. Le Conte at 6:00AM is a special place. Unless you’re staying the night, it is unlikely that you’ll be found wandering around the lodge at this time of day. I crunched around in the light snow, lantern in hand. The Tack House was tucked away in the shadows. The orange glow of the lantern added just the right feel to the early morning light. The early birds get the worm, they always say. I guess I’m finally beginning to understand that.
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11/28/2018 11:21:46 am
Beautiful picture of the cabin with the lantern!
Tim and Lisa
11/28/2018 12:51:20 pm
Thank you for sharing the magic of our Mountain! Breathtaking!
11/28/2018 02:49:53 pm
Seth, the photo, this morning, of the tack house looks like a Thomas Kinkade painting. Fabulous pic. Thanks for posting.
11/28/2018 04:42:35 pm
Great pic my man is this your cabin??
11/28/2018 04:57:23 pm
That is an amazing photo! Was it taken at first light? Just beautiful!
11/28/2018 05:31:30 pm
Love the "lantern" pics
11/28/2018 05:33:06 pm
Lilacs in the snow!
11/28/2018 10:13:17 pm
Wow, the first picture is fabulous. The warm glow of the lantern, the cabin, the icicles, oh my the stars, the trees dusted perfectly in white magic. I found my self lost in it for a sweet moment. Thank you for sharing. ( and I like to think a lil green pixie light too.) Luv and prayers.
11/30/2018 02:14:37 pm
Amazing pictures Seth!
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