I was beginning to wonder when we were going to see some color on the mountain. Finally, the rhodo is starting to bloom. We seem to be a couple of weeks behind. For those of your wondering about the azaleas, they may be behind as well. Chris said the mountain laurel is on its way to peaking around Inspiration Point. The cold spring is throwing everything off. I guess I should say cold spring and summer. The high yesterday was 59º with a low of 40º. We did have a beautiful day around the lodge. Today is starting off with blue skies. This weekend is going to be a great weekend to hike up your favorite mountain. I was going to say we would have plenty of cold lemonade waiting for you, but with these temperatures, you may want some hot chocolate. In any case, we will have both. I am going to take a walk around the mountain top and see if I can get some good pictures of the sand myrtle. We will need one for the LeConte Lodge calendar.
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2018 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)
Min: - 8.3°F