I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people alive. I have a job that I adore atop one of the most beautiful mountains in the United States. The view from my back porch is awe-inspiring. Being able to share this mountain with so many people who share my passion for hiking, is one of the many perks to this job. With this being said, I also enjoy the sence of adventure. There are no words to describe the feeling you get when you step off the plane into a new world and experience the sights, sounds, and smells. I adore the sensory overload of traveling. I have been fortunate to experience stunning views from many back porches. I will have to admit the view I witnessed from my tent this winter was one I will never forget. The way my heart almost leaped out of my chest with excitement was nothing I have ever felt. To look at the majestic mountain and realize I would be standing on top of it, was a feeling I can not explain. I know most of you know the feeling that I am talking about because so many of you feel this way about Mt. LeConte. That is the feeling that brings me back year after year. The fact that I get to share this with you makes life great.
It is currently raining on the mountain. We have received around .3" of rain so far. The high yesterday was 43º with a low of 28º. The rain is helping to melt the little bit of snow we have left.
John Paul Krol
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