Our first act of freedom, if we are free, ought in all inward propriety to be to affirm that we are free. William James
It's a beautiful, slightly (although it feels much more significant after our summery temperatures over the past few days) snow covered day up top. It feels like a fitting goodbye from the mountain gods. The high yesterday reached 38 degrees. The overnight low was 28 degrees. It was 30 degrees and cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received a trace of snow overnight. The trails should still be in pretty good shape, but be sure to look out for black ice under the snow. There are bound to be a few tricky spots remaining.
There is still quiet richness, there is still subtle beauty, there is still the never ending show for your sacred sensorium. Forget about what you do not have.
Top photo: One of the best sunsets of the season. Above: What is to come.
Welcome to the official blog of LeConte Lodge. We hope you find the information provided here both helpful and enjoyable. Thank you for visiting the site, and we hope to see you on the mountain!
Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
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