Yesterday was a crazy weather day. We started out above the clouds and the temperature was reasonable for mid November. Our high was 44º. As the day progressed, we noticed a cloud cover hanging out over the mountain. We seemed to be stuck in the middle. We watched the temperatures drop and then the sleet and snow flurries moved in. The snow did not last long and we did not see any accumulation. The temperatures proceeded to drop making our low for last night 8º. I have decided that the number one thing I will not miss about this mountain is using the pit privy when it is 8º outside.
We awoke this morning to a beautiful inversion. It is still really cold out there. We are currently looking at 11º. The temperatures are not expected to warm much today. Please, come prepared for extremely cold conditions if you are hiking up today. Be careful for black ice on the trails. There will be some slick spots.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)