I’m sure that by now you realize that every day that I’m on Mt LeConte is a great day! Well, today is no exception. The skies are clear and the temperature is already 38 degrees. Yesterday’s high was only 31 degrees and the low last night was 20 degrees. The trails are already packed snow and we’re sure to see some melting today which will turn to ice tonight. Needless to say, traction devices are highly recommended!
You should be aware that the Park Service has advised us that the road to Cherokee Orchard will be closed on Wednesday, December 6th, for maintenance. This means that there will be no access to the Rainbow Falls, Bullhead, and Trillium Gap trailheads on that day.
I had an unusual experience yesterday—I met an eight month old day hiker! Of course he was carried by his father, but I believe that’s the youngest person that I have met on LeConte. It’s good to get ‘em started early!