Great pictures as always! Starting my day with a winter scene each morning is nice. Thanks!What's a normal day like for the winter caretaker of LeConte?
Thank you for sharing the beauty of the mountain in winter. I long to see the snow on the Smoky Mts. Stay safe this winter and keep sharing the beauty.
I make a "daily trip" by this blog site and its refreshing views. Our trip to LeConte was the day before its closing.We were prepared for the ice and snow but that did not happen. So the vicarious views of high altitude wintertime and this new avenue of staying in touch with the outside world are deeply appreciated!
Me and a friend will be there new years day for a day hike. The pictures are awesome. I check. Them daily too. A brief summary of your daily chores would be interesting. Is there a water source other than melting snow that isn't frozen. And last, e-mail me if you would like us to bring anything. Booze, fruit, veggies, etc... Take care!
Good morning to you also.
Though I have been to the Chimneys in 14 inches of packed snow, I am considering bringing my 9 yr old son(dressed warmly) for his first hike that may encounter snow. How far along Alum before we hit tough walking? Is it too high risk to consider a summit hike his first time out in winter hiking? Is the Chimneys a better option? Open to suggestions...
Love the pictures. I too look for them every morning. Considering a hike or XC ski from Newfound gap tomorrow morning. Any idea how much snow is left on the AT or at Newfound Gap?
My son is up there. He was expecting waist deep newfound to clingmans yesterday. Haven't heard the actual yet.
I love snow, or should I say, great pictures of snow. It hit 52 in west Tennessee today at the Ag. Experiment Station in Jackson but "Mother Nature" is about to hit us again with some very cold weather. Low Sunday night will drop to 11!!!! The high Monday is supposed to only climb to the mid 20s!!!! So, I can only imagine how freaking cold it is gonna be up at LeConte. I am already ready for summer.Wonderful pics, Alex.
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