Beautiful days and nights have been happening in abundance up on Mt. LeConte, and judging by the bright full moon and twinkling lights below, another day of clear skies and great visibility is on tap. Conditions continue to be mild at the lodge, with overnight lows in the 40s and midday highs in the 50s. It appears as though we’ll see the return of some rain chances comes Thursday with the potential to linger into Friday. Otherwise, the approaching weekend looks like it will be a gorgeous one for visiting the Smokies and assessing the leaf change. Regardless of the day, the mountain continues to be a busy place, so count on heavy traffic congestion on trail and along roadways in and around the park.