Good morning everyone. I'm Nathan, the assistant manager at LeConte Lodge, and Allyson's been kind (and patient) enough to train me on updating High on LeConte in preparation for her days off. This is her photo, as she's far more accomplished in that field than I. It's a mighty delicate thing updating a website from a mountain without electricity that is freely available in the great cosmopolitan centers of world commerce. I hope it's easier to learn than shaving my head by light of a kerosene lamp (that requires a great deal of faith and a handful of bandages).
We've been enjoying a nice spell of weather here on LeConte. The nights and mornings have been chilly, but not inordinately so for this time of year. We topped out at a high of 51 Monday, while our overnight low slid to 28.
Upon Chrissy's return to the lodge last night, we marked the completion of our 2012 LeConte crew. She was a valued member of last year's staff and we're proud to have her back. She ascended via Alum Cave Bluff and reported that the trail was as dry as she could remember. That should make for good hiking and safer traction on the rocks.
Come on up and see us. Happy trails.
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