I’m enjoying a Wonderful Wednesday up here on top of our favorite mountain. It’s clear and cold this morning, so I was able to observe an almost full moon as it set in the west as I was walking to my “office”.
Yesterday’s high temperature was 20 degrees and the low was 10.7 degrees, so there wasn’t a lot of snow melt up here on top!
I saw five hikers on top yesterday. Three were wearing traction devices—the other two wished that they were! They reported that the snow and ice starts soon after you pass Alum Bluff. Today’s clear skies and sunshine will probably melt enough snow that the trails will be really icy tomorrow morning. Be sure to prepare accordingly and be safe!
A quick heads up to anyone looking to snag some LeConte swag from our online store for some holiday shopping. Right now we are advising folks hoping to receive their goods in time for Christmas Day to place their orders no later than December 14. Of course, we have no control over the shipments once they’re in the hands of the USPS, so best not wait to get those orders placed for unique items like our 2023 ornament!