Happy final day of summer! The clouds have had a more active role today, keeping things a little cooler and veiled. Yesterday's temperatures came out to a high of 65 degrees and our low was 47. We're about to go a week without any liquid precipitation, so a good rain would be a welcomed reprieve. Although, it has been really nice to spend so much time outside lately. The rain chances increase in the coming days, so we'll see how it shakes out for the weekend. Come prepared for anything if you're joining us.
The natural world of Mt. LeConte is changing, and one's senses are picking up on the annual transformation. The forest has a glow to it as rays pass through the trees having already parted ways with their leaves, while those still clinging to their branches shine bright with gold. New smells of cinnamon join the constant sweet aroma of spruce and fir, as ferns, coneflower, and snake root whither. Days in the sun can achieve a desired warmth, but the lowering solar orb invites a chill as shadows lengthen and sunlight wanes. It may be hot and humid in the Tennessee Valley below, but atop the mountain that rises more than a mile above, autumn is in full swing.
It's been another productive week with our friends from Crowder Construction. Please pardon our progress while a few of our maintenance projects require the use of tools emitting unnatural noises one expects in the backcountry. We always strive to minimize this kind of impact during the guest experience, especially on a mountain that has visitors around the clock. Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support!
Have a great afternoon.
P.S. Happy Birthday, Trooper!
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