I awoke to sleet hitting my sky light and a darkness that only cloud coverage can create. Five minutes later I was pouring my coffee and noticed the clouds lifting and the valley below. This just goes to show you never know what kind of weather you might get in the Smokies. Always come prepared. As I am typing this post, rain has started to fall again. I doubt this will deter the masses from their hike up the mountain on this Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday kept us moving at a pretty steady pace. The high yesterday was 59º with a low of 35º. The cold nights are still hanging on. Make sure you bring layers of clothing with you. If you are planning on hiking today, carry your rain gear. The weather seems to be fickle this morning.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)