Well, it is definitely winter on the mountain. The leaves on the mountain ash trees have fallen, the snake root has gone to seed, and I seem to be living in my down jacket. The low last night was 25 degrees! I am not ready for that. The high was 40. Today is starting out to be a beauty. The clouds have gone and left us with a view of the valley. These are the nights when it is clear and freezing that we have seen the aurora borealis. It is usually very faint, but the northern lights non the less. I will keep my eyes peeled to the night sky in hopes of a glimps of the amazing show. I hope everyone is enjoying the fall display in the lower elevations. It seems to be a good one this year.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)