I don't often get to share stories from folks about how this mountain has touched theirs lives. Nathan is more of the story teller, so I let him do the sharing. The following pictures were sent to me with a brief description and thought it was so awesome that I wanted to share it with all of you.
"We gathered some of the 25 that had hiked to LeConte and stayed the first week of June 2014 to be in the Homecoming parade in our hometown of Dresden Ohio. The theme of our float was America the Beautiful, Leave No Trace. We won Best of Class. We hiked the parade route beside the float with one adult and the two smallest in their kid backpacks that they went up to Mt Leconte in. It was fun! We had a blown up group picture from June 12th on the sides of the float. I know you are only to send one picture but thought you might like to see the float!"- Mary Anne Sheffield
Thanks for sharing, Mary Anne. I know those kids will have such fond memories of this. I was on duty while the family was up here. The children had so much fun. I could hear them playing hide and seek out back of the kitchen. I often hear stories of several generations sharing the mountain. It is so much fun to see someone, who came up as a child, bring their children to the lodge and share the magic. That is what LeConte Lodge is all about.
John Paul Krol
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