It's another gorgeous morning up top! The high yesterday reached a ridiculous 54 degrees and the low was 31 degrees. It was 43 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain is above the clouds, yet again. The mountain received no new precipitation and there is still about an inch of snow remaining up top. The trails are quite slick, so be sure to pack some sort of traction if you intend to hike on past Alum Cave.
In other news, the Mt. LeConte shelter will be closed for the time being. There has been some bear activity and the wildlife department will be monitoring the situation. For current backcountry trail and campsite information, visit the Park Service's website or please call (865) 436-1297