I will have to thank Dr. Seuss for my title today. He was such a wise man. The weather has been the same for the past few days. We did have a few sounds of thunder and sprinkling of rain yesterday in the late afternoon. The high was in the mid 50s again. The lows have been in the mid 40s. It has been perfect weather for hiking, which would explain the amount of day hikers we have had on the mountain the past few days.
We have been doing some straightening up around camp. Chris decided to tackle one of the rock walls that was starting to tumble. He has made some progress since this photo was taken.
3/30/2012 02:12:12 am
I love the mountains and I so wish I didn't live in MO as I want so badly to hike up to my favorite place. Ugh...... :( I cannot wait until July when we are there. Enjoy the day!
3/30/2012 02:55:31 am
It's funny, I have this impression that the lodge as sort of timeless, permanent, and untouched, but photos of the upkeep clearly prove otherwise. It's a good thing to show the hard work involved to keep the illusion going for those of us who can so easily take it for granted.
3/30/2012 04:16:41 am
Poor Chris. That looks like one major "Honey Do".
3/30/2012 04:32:48 am
Love that mountain! We spent the night up there this past Monday and we are ready to come back now! So peaceful up there.
3/30/2012 05:01:05 am
Looks like the wall behind and to the left of the center lodge. Am I correct?
3/30/2012 06:47:36 am
I so do miss the lodge and everyone who makes it a special place. Moving up to TN in the next couple of years and spending many days/nights with nature.
3/30/2012 09:49:01 am
Just wanted to thank you and the crew for the hospitality extended to my wife and I on our stay at the lodge on March 27th. Had great weather for our hike up and down on the Blvd. trail. Have now hiked all trails to Leconte.
3/30/2012 10:42:00 am
Brad, how long did it take you to hike the Blvd?
3/30/2012 11:39:33 am
Is that all FIVE trails or all SIX? How many there are depends on which reference you are reading. All SIX would include the Brushy Mountain Trail which runs from Greenbriar, a few miles EAST of Gatlinburg to Brushy Mountain. About 1/2 mile below Brushy Mountain is Trillium Gap. So taking the Brushy Mountain Trail requires you finish the last 3.7 miles along the Trillium Gap Trail. The Boulevard, ALWAYS counted as one of the trails to LeConte requires hikers to hike the first 2.7 miles on the AT, then hike the balance to LeConte Lodge. So, all five or all six?
3/30/2012 12:04:06 pm
Hiked to the lodge and high point yesterday via the Bullhead trail and returned the same route. Enjoyed the hike but felt the painful effects later. However, after dinner and a few refreshments at the Smoky Mountain Brewery in Pigeon Forge, everything was great and the pain was replaced with the satisifaction of completing my first long hike of 2012.
3/30/2012 12:54:25 pm
Taking my dad (77), my brother and his family up Alum Cave Trail to the lodge tomorrow. This will be there first time up, but it will be my seventh since last September. Can't wait.
8/18/2013 11:35:22 pm
Hey, nice photos. Thanks for sharing. Can you post some more photos from the top of the mountain? I recommend sending some of these photos to the Ubuntu wallpaper competition hosted by the Canonical. I think you have a chance to win!
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