Emerson speaks of a plus quantity being essential to every hero - that is a feeling of superiority to all circumstances however solemn, a carelessness, a dash of recklessness, which implies a certain disrespect for every thing but one's own will - (I don't father this amplification on Emerson) and men who have the buoyancy of will may doubtless go far with it. William James
It's a beautiful, spring morning up top. The high yesterday reached 38 degrees, although it felt much warmer in the afternoon sun. The overnight low was 29 degrees. It was 29 degrees and clear at 7am. The mountain received no new precipitation and there is no snow remaining up top. The trails are almost entirely clear.
Spectacular pinks, purples and oranges tint the early morning clouds. It is a fitting good bye view from my cabin window. I'll be taking off early tomorrow morning, the blog will return when Chris & Allyson are back on the mountain sometime next week. Enjoy the Smokies for me while I ramble northward to my beloved New England mountains!
3/8/2014 01:29:40 am
I so enjoyed your photos & poems, JP. Have a safe trip up north. Looking forward for your return. You will be missed by many! :)
3/8/2014 01:33:25 am
happy trails, jp
3/8/2014 01:38:51 am
Fair the well.
3/8/2014 01:40:23 am
safe journey - thank you SO MUCH for your blogs - enjoy New England. my wife & i enjoyed our visit to your mtns a few yrs ago. beautiful!!! - i hope you'll be back next winter
3/8/2014 01:41:43 am
Thank you JP for all the beautiful pictures and your blog on our favorite mountain. We love and enjoy hiking the Smoky Mountains, can't wait until July. Happy Trails to you!
3/8/2014 01:47:03 am
May the wind be always at your back....
3/8/2014 01:52:55 am
JP...thanks for your work and writings this winter....If you dont mind...what mountains do you go to when you leave here...and do you do basically the same thing that you did here at Leconte Lodge. Either way...your job and the daily doings that you get to do are awesome. Enjoy the summer...
The Real JP
3/8/2014 02:17:34 am
Ryan in Green Bay
3/8/2014 02:50:44 am
I just looked up that cabin where you will be the caretaker and the history and their operation is very extraordinary yet simple. It is a one man crew and reservations are not accepted. Why can't everyday life be like that. Enjoy your time there this summer and hopefully you will be back here next winter.
3/15/2014 08:14:17 am
Good Luck JP
3/8/2014 01:59:10 am
Jp, I have enjoyed your posts and your wonderful pictures! Safe travels on your next adventure! Enjoy your summer! Happy trails!
3/8/2014 01:59:35 am
Thanks for everything you did as caretaker! God Bless you and your future adventures.
Larry & Debbie in Ohio
3/8/2014 02:09:35 am
We look forward to your entries everyday, safe journeys and thank you!
3/8/2014 02:12:27 am
Thanks for all your posts, JP! I look forward to reading more next year!
3/8/2014 03:28:26 am
Thanks JP. Sorry to loose you, but our lose is somebody else's gain. Good luck.
3/8/2014 03:56:13 am
JP~ please chime in on the blog from time to time while you are in the White Mountains! We would love to hear how it compares to LeConte and to see how you are doing. We will miss you up there, and your great blogging. Take care and have a great summer!
3/8/2014 04:02:42 am
Happy trails JP! Thanks for the daily posts, and for taking care of our mountain! Looking forward to hearing from you again come November!! Have a great Spring and Summer!!
3/8/2014 04:18:48 am
Bless your heart, J.P. Looking forward to your heartfelt posts next fall. You shine a light on all of us here in the valley.
3/8/2014 05:07:12 am
Thanks JP for all the pictures and updates / and for watching over this awesome place on our favorite mountain!
3/8/2014 06:09:05 am
Adding to the list of people that want to thank you for the pictures and writings. Hope one of these days you will put your thoughts and pictures in a book!
3/8/2014 07:19:01 am
At 83 I haven't been to LeConte in a few years. Your daily blog brings back beautiful memories. Best wishes for a wonderful summer.
3/8/2014 07:29:39 am
Godspeed JP. Hope to hear from you again next winter.
3/8/2014 07:52:02 am
Thanks for entertaining us low landers. It is always a treat to read about life on the mountain I can see out my window. Safe journeys
3/8/2014 07:53:31 am
I'll miss you very much, too, JP ! I hope you do good this summer up north. I'll try to be waiting for you in the parking lot tomorrow, honey, when you get down off the mountain and will give you a big hug! Be careful sweetie.
3/8/2014 08:22:08 am
Have a great summer J.P. I hope you got to see the piece they did on the local news about you a couple of weeks ago. We'll miss you and hope you can make it back later this year.
3/8/2014 08:26:15 am
May your good tidings return to you ten fold. A good heart and kind spirit will always win out over the haters and small minds we must endure much too often. I still remain hopeful people will become more enlightened someday. The best to you.
3/8/2014 09:02:56 am
JP thanks for again being our eyes and ears for winter on LaConte. Have a great summer.
3/8/2014 10:25:29 am
Thank you so much for all your postings from the top of paradise. This was my first season on the blog and I truly enjoyed your pictures and updates from up top.
3/8/2014 12:19:55 pm
Thank you so much for opening the comments section these last two days. As you can see you have a big fan base in the LeConte bloggers. Please think of us kindly as we do of you. I have been moved by your writings for 3 winters now and selfishly hope there will be more to come.
3/8/2014 03:47:21 pm
Ride the High Tide to the beautiful and seductive Whites.....enjoy the summer splendor of New England! Happy Trails!
3/9/2014 12:26:04 am
Happy trails, JP! You will be missed. Hope to see you back here next winter. Your words inspire, they soothe, they paint beautiful pictures. For your willingness to share them, I am grateful.
David & Ann
3/9/2014 12:53:57 am
Goodbye, JP. Thank you for brightening our winter mornings the important news of the day.
3/9/2014 01:52:17 am
Thanks for helping me live the dream of your job! Best Wishes JP!
3/9/2014 01:53:00 am
Thanks JP for your blogs, words of wisdom and the weather reports. Best wishes for a great summer. Enjoy the Whites for me and I so look forward to being back there again soon and seeing you back on the mountain next fall.
3/9/2014 03:51:16 am
Thanks for all your work. I have enjoyed reading your posts, especially since our mountain home looks up at LeConte! Safe journey down the mountain. I saw my first Spring bears yesterday!
3/9/2014 04:32:31 am
Thank you for sharing your time on the mountain with us. I so enjoyed your writings and pictures. Sure hope you are back next year!!
3/10/2014 05:04:10 am
This blog is the sole window in my otherwise windowless office. Thanks for all of your daily photos and musings, from the lowlands of Indiana. Enjoy your summer in the Whites!
3/12/2014 03:41:09 am
3/12/2014 04:50:59 am
A belated farewell to you, JP. I hope you have a fabulous time in the White Mountains this summer. Don't ever lose that awe for the natural world that comes across so eloquently in your writings.
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