Saturday In The Park
Before you ask, the answer is yes. This photo was take pre-snow. I am sorry I had to go to the archives for todays photo. I have started the annual cooking festivities for the crew Thanksgiving dinner on the mountain. I started cooking yesterday and will be in the kitchen all day until tomorrow's lunch. The crew says it is the best meal of the season, so I take pride in feeding them well. They have worked so hard all season and the least I can do is put on a spread for them. We do still have patches of snow around camp. It is slowly melting. The high yesterday was 42 with a low of 28.
We had another report on Bullhead from a man who is an avid hiker and off trail hiker. So, when he said Bullhead was tough, I took his word for it. He said there were a few bigger trees towards the top that were tricky to get around. He had to hike up and climb around them. I would say that Bullhead is impassible. I don't know that the park service will be able to get to that trail for some time. I know the trail crew staff is pretty minimal, and busy, this time of year. We did receive word that the Boulevard trail is now open.
Time to put on my apron and resume the festivities. Have a great day.
11/17/2012 12:11:12 am
Have fun cooking, wish I was there to help you.
11/17/2012 09:09:59 am
Debi, don't know if you will get this note this late in the day... we had chatted some time ago about our Michigan connections and I forgot to mention that we have friends in Travis City area...He has passed away and we have lost touch with her ...very sweet and kind folks...Charlene and Don Cofin... he had a bait shop there in TC...they used to come and volunteer here at the camp where we work in Tenn.
11/17/2012 02:21:52 pm
debi... opps, meant Ludington not Traverse City
11/17/2012 11:27:22 pm
No, I didn't know them. How neat, nice to know some Ludington people knew my treasured Mt. Leconte getaway. :) There are alot of great people in Ludington.
11/17/2012 12:15:06 am
Beutiful day up their.Are the trees still down or did the rangers clear the trails?Because when I came up when the snow was still deep and the trees were CRAZY on the Bull Head.
11/17/2012 12:30:47 am
Makes me hungry just thinking about all the good food. We are having a birthday dinner after church tomorrow, and Thanksgiving at my sisters. We have so much to be truly thankful for.
11/17/2012 01:24:21 am
Have fun cooking, Allyson! The crew is lucky to have you, and I know you'll have a good time and create an incredible spread. I hope the pumpkin roll turns out good! Happy Early Thanksgiving to you all.
11/17/2012 01:27:58 am
i was wonder whats temperature at night with winds will be like? Im from Florida and is going to hiking Boulverad Trails to Mount LeConte, Rainbow Fall, Alum Cave on Nov 23-26.
Brian N bama
11/17/2012 01:36:02 am
Bryan, look at this link. http://www.mountain-forecast.com/peaks/Mount-LeConte/forecasts/2010
11/17/2012 09:20:57 am
we too are addicts of this blog and hiking our favorite mountain (and we have lots of mountain choices as we live not too far from Leconte)...we climb Leconte every Sept and have our reservations for 2013 ! ...bringing some first time friends from IL this time :) Thanks to all of the crew for a fabulous season and always making everyone feel like their time up top is unique and very special ! ... and all of the spectacular photography you send our way each day !!!!! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
11/17/2012 12:00:22 pm
Can you keep me posted on the progress of Bullhead,, I am really wanting to hike that one, have not done it yet and want to do it in winter. Please and Thank you.
Mike & Leanne
11/17/2012 02:03:01 pm
Would like to give a BIG thanks to Allyson, Nathan, Chris and the rest of the staff. We were up on Wednesday and Thursday (14- 15). Had a great time on our first trip. Will definitely will be back next year!! Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. See you guy's in the spring.
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