It is another rainy day here on the mountain. Yet, we are very thankful in that our spring has been dribbling water instead of gushing forth. The area seems to have been overall drier than usual and we could use the rain. I believe the weather man is calling for thunderstorms today. It is currently only in the lower 50s. Be sure to bring layers and rain gear for your outings today.
The high yesterday was 60 with it dropping down to 49. Today, it may feel cooler due to the lack of sun. Be prepared! Look forward to seeing everyone up top!
Suprisingly, the city lights down below can be a comforting sight, occasionally. It's nice to know that civilization or people are not that far away after you've been up here for weeks. It can start to feel like a dome or bubble you've been living under when it's cloudy for so long. Plus, when you can see the city lights it generally means there will also be a sunrise or sunset in the future!
9/21/2011 02:29:38 am
Are those the lights of Pigeon Forge? We too are having a rainy Wed. which for me in my job means inside recess.:(
9/21/2011 02:47:35 am
City lights Allyson? That comment made me smile! Not your average definition of a "city." Though a happy sight nontheless! =)
9/21/2011 04:40:30 am
@Pam - Yep, that's Pigeon Forge, approx 11 miles away.
9/21/2011 05:56:39 am
I oriented the lodge at the bottom of my screen using Google Earth, then zoomed out to an "eye altitude" of ~20km; the back row of cabins at the lodge are positioned in a line from west to east, and if one goes due north to a latitude level with Pigeon Forge, then it appears that these lights "in the valley" are somewhat due east of the "strip"; of course, it also depends on where your photo was taken from, so these may well be the lights of Pigeon Forge; just being curious; I do love this view;
9/21/2011 06:16:33 am
9/22/2011 06:55:13 am
Definitely PF. Here is a much clearer image from my Photobucket account: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v328/titantornado/Mount%20LeConte%20July%202011/City_Below_Night.jpg
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