A "dry" crossing about 300' below Leconte's summit yesterday.
What a day we had yesterday! With unprecedented amounts of rain and wind, we might have done well to have had a sail boat to maneuver around camp. Our grand total rain accumulation was 6.57" for the whole day with winds gusting around 60 mph all through the day as well. For all of our guests who made it up, congratulations on a tough hike! I want to say a word of praise for anyone who made a good judgment call on not coming up as well - it is just as important to know your personal limits and to be able to see when a risk might out weigh the reward. The mountain will always be here for you to come and visit again later!
Our high yesterday was 51 and all that weather blew in a cold front, dropping our temperature last night to a chilly 35. Anyone out and about in the mountains today, bring layers, especially if you are coming up to stay the night! Also, trails are probably a bit rough after yesterday, so exercise caution around downed trees and while crossing swollen stream crossings! Have a wonderful day, and I will leave you with the same photo i took yesterday, but only 3 hours later- Leconte Falls had evolved into a cascade!