This final and fifth weekend of October is starting off in awesome autumn fashion. Mild temps across all elevations and sun-filled skies are sure to lure in the masses today. The mountaintop should easily ascend into the mid 50s this afternoon. Winds will start out light but are expected to ramp up later this evening in conjunction with the incoming rain. Sunday and the front half of Halloween are calling for plenty of clouds and precip possibilities. Folks wanting pristine conditions for a day trip to the summit should consider tackling the mountain today, especially if you want those captivating views. Count on plenty of congestion in and around the park this weekend.
More rain would be a welcomed sight these next couple days,
especially after what has been a rather quiet storm-producing season in the tropics. Today marks the 10th anniversary of the impressively momentous Hurricane Sandy that unloaded three feet of snow over three days on Mt. LeConte. Thankfully we aren’t expecting any of the fluffy stuff to fly anytime soon, but it just goes to show that we’re getting into the time of year where conditions in the backcountry can turn sour in a hurry. Research and preparation when it comes to forecasts and trail conditions will go a long way ensuring a safe and enjoyable time spent in the woods.
Have a great weekend.
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