We had a high of 49 yesterday. It rained most of the afternoon. We had .8 inches of rain yesterday. The overnight low was 43 and it was 46 degrees and overcast this morning at weather observation. We're expecting a 100% chance of afternoon rain, so be ready!
I hiked down to Gatlinburg yesterday afternoon. Greg was kind enough to give me a ride to the Kroger in Sevierville. From there, I went to the office to organize all my gear into boxes for the llamas to pack up on Wednesday. It felt like a great luxury to use a cart in a grocery store (breaking my rule to only use a basket), knowing that I wouldn't have to pack up any of the food I bought.
I started hiking up Rainbow Falls at 4:45 and got to the Lodge at 7:15sh. The rain relented and it turned into a nice evening. I got the opportunity to relax with the old winter caretaker Henry for the evening.
Looking forward to moving into my new digs for the winter this afternoon, Chris' famous turkey gumbo and our final night with guests!