I bet the kayakers will be out!
Yes we will!
Thank you so much for posting this! I hope folks will heed your advice. Stay safe,everyone!
Be safe! Don't want to read about you in the papers this weekend!
Can you say "backstroke" !?
To those of you hiking up this weekend in the rain: It will still be a wonderful experience! I remember clearly hiking up via the Boulevard Trail in the rain when I was 14 years old MANY years (45) ago & it was a memorable experience indeed! The rewards on top are worth the effort! Focus on the beauty of the Appalachian forest in your immediate surroundings- it's truly an amazing ecosystem. If you are spending the night up top, the cabin that awaits you is warm, dry, & cozy & the hot chocolate the BEST on earth. The hot dinner will nourish you & the breakfast is even better. I recommend packing your dry clothes in a TWO gallon zip lock bag within your day pack. And if the skies clear in the morning- DON'T MISS the glorious sunrise from Myrtle Point- truly worth the extra effort. I wish I were hiking up to LeConte tomorrow- even in the rain. It never gets old to me.
Hope you are right because I am hiking up and down Alum today. Hoping to get down before the real deluge this afternoon.
I really like your perspective ! Well stated, and felt !
Took the Alum Cave trail 5 years ago in the rain without goods being stowed in large bags. Forecast said, "Slight chance of rain."; wrong! The pack must have doubled in weight on the way up. Be advised!
The rain brings out a whole new perspective of the mountain. #1, all the rowdy noise makers are not on the trails, the scenery will "pop" when wet. The solitude of the rain on your jacket brings a calm that I can't explain. Take your time, enjoy the hike. But, if the wife is hiking , it will be a full blown sprint down trillium in a monsoon. She is not a fan of rain. Not sure I have ever hiked an overnight to LeConte that I didn't see rain or snow. HAPPY TRAILS
Does any one know where the pic.is located?
Google search "flood" and the image comes up. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/7018047/Floods-of-summer-2007-cost-the-country-3.2bn-says-Environment-Agency.html
I thought alum was closed until November? If not we will be taking it next weekend!
Open on weekends
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