October 12, 2017
It may feel like summer down in the valley, with humid conditions and temps in the 80's. Fortunately, here on the mountain things are quite pleasant. Yesterday's high reached a nice 62 degrees, and our overnight low was a mild 48. No precipitation to record, but the recent tropical storm caught us up in that category right quick. Currently we're basking in bountiful sunshine, with temps again hovering in the lower 60's.
This weekend looks promising as far as clear skies and comfortable temps, but expect a big drop off come Sunday night and into Monday. You'll certainly want those extra layers of warmth and protection once the cold front passes through.
Upcoming guests should also take note of our shift in meal times. We do this annually to accommodate our guests' desires to attend sunset and sunrise while staying on the mountain. We never want you to feel rushed or risk running late to a warm, delicious meal that you've earned after climbing the mountain. Currently, guests should plan to eat supper at 5:45 PM and breakfast at 8:15 AM (EST). Once Daylight Savings Time concludes on November 5th, we'll make a shift in the opposite direction for supper, in which case guests will attend sunset before we serve them food. Expect a reminder on that later!
There is still quite a bit of fall color to admire on this mountain's trails. A great deal of gold along the middle elevations. The show should remain strong through the weekend before fading away. If you're in the area, enjoy your time in the outdoors, as October is a fabulous time to be in the mountains!
Have a great rest of the day.
10/13/2017 09:17:45 am
Things look beautiful on our mountain! Would love to be there right now! A comment about the shoes posted a few days ago...My daughter, Claire (aged 11 at the time), literally hike a hole through her shoes when we hiked up Trillium to the Lodge last year. Fortunately, none of us, including her, had no feet issues other than our feet being tired. Oh, what precious memories! And the picture of those biscuits...my favorite food in the world! Biscuits and Leconte Lodge, now that’s a perfect combination! Have a great day, Crew, on our blessed mountain!
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