This 1920s photograph depicts men at LeConte Lodge. The lodge still serves visitors today on the third highest peak in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (Photo courtesy GSMNP and Hunter Library Digital Collections)
I found an article about Western Carolina University's Hunter Library and how they are producing a digital library of photographs from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The photo above was included in the article. I thought it was such an awesome picture, I had to share. I love the fact they experienced the same weather I am experiencing today. So, don't feel bad when you hike up the mountain and all you see is fog. The women and men felt the same way back in the 1920s.
The weather did not get much better yesterday. We stayed in the clouds all day. I am wondering if today is going to be a repeat? We are currently under a blanket of thick cloud coverage. The low last night was 49º with a high of 62º. I know everyone is getting excited about football time. I am sure we will be listening to the Vols on our radio. Before you give me grief, I did attend the University of Tennessee, so I do have some allegiance to the Volunteers. With that being said, I hope the weather clears up for the big opening tomorrow night.
Remember the upper lot of Alum Cave parking lot is closed until September 13th. The lower lot is still open. If you are hiking up this weekend, you may want to get an early start so you can get a space, or hike up another trail.
Have a great weekend Labor Day weekend and hope to see you up top.
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