I'm enjoying clear skies over LeConte but there is rain, sleet and snow on the way. I still have 7 inches of snow on the ground after all the sunshine yesterday. The sun warmed the mountain up to 40 degrees yesterday. The temps dropped to 19 last night and it's 33 now. There's still plenty sun to enjoy so I plan to get out and enjoy the mountain before the bad weather comes in. I got out for a fantastic hike yesterday. All of my views off the mountain offered a blanket of clouds below with blue skies above. I enjoyed some beautiful ice as well.
With all the snow and ice it's amazing how much green there still is. The forest is still very much alive under all the cold.
I enjoyed another dramatic sunset last night. With the rain and sleet and snow moving in tonight I may not get to enjoy another sunset until next week.
Yesterday was absolutely beautiful on Mt. LeConte and today looks like it will be just as nice. There was no new precipitation and still 4 inches of snow laying on the ground. It is currently 26 degrees. The high was 30 with a low of 12. We are looking at another beautiful day.
Hiking towards Myrtle Point yesterday, the skies were beautiful. Visibility was high and it seemed like you could see for ever.
The winter skies are a vibrant blue. As the sun began to set the sky over cabin 10 was a warm and deep blue.
And of course there was a spectacular sunset. The sky was red and dramatic. I was very grateful to be able to experience this day on LeConte.
Warmer temps have brought the rain. there's already been .25 inches of rainfall and more on the way. It doesn't look like it will be cold enough for snow. It's 37 degrees on the mountain today. The high was 41 with a low of 21. There is still 6 inches of snow still on the ground but the rain should wash most of that away.
I got out yesterday in the sunshine to take some pictures. The reflection in this window is one of my favorite images on the mountain. I revisited this spot to really take a look at the contrast between the weathered wood and the window.
This is one of many downed trees on the Mountain. Damaging winds have brought down many live trees this winter. The trail crews will have quite a job clearing trails all around the park.
And another fantastic sunset last night. The clouds rolled in thick as the sun went down. But they held off long enough for a nice view at the end of the day.
I experienced an extreemly dramatic sunset last night. As the sun began to set the sky was too clear to get good photos. But as the sun lay behind the mountains a few clouds rolled in and really put on a show. It was a powerful display of God's creation. People have been climbing up to cliff Tops to enjoy the sunset for a long time and this is why.
The sunrise wasn't so dramatic this morning. When I reported the weather this morning we had clear skies. As I walked up towards Myrtle Point the clouds rolled in and the sunrise was hidden behind the clouds. Regardless of the partly cloudy skies it looks like a great day to get out and enjoy the mountains. It's 29 degrees on the mountain this morning. The high was 36 and the low was 21. We had no precipitation and still have 6 inches of snow and ice on the ground. The trails up LeConte still have pleanty ice and blowdown to deal with.
It's still cold with snow flurries. Our high was 7 with a low of negative 5 degrees. It's currently 4 with partly cloudy skies and snow flurries. The cold and clouds have offered us some beautiful views. Sunset was brie last night. Cliff Tops was in the middle of a snow cloud but when the cloud would break open the view was fantastic eventhough it was brief. There's more cold and snow coming and with it will be more beautiful views to take in on Mt. LeConte.