The script has flipped dramatically in just a matter of hours. Yesterday saw mostly sunny skies and mild temps over the mountain, drawing in quite the crowds. Alum Cave Trail was certainly the popular route up and down for many. Perhaps everyone was responsible and decided to get their LeConte fix in yesterday while conditions were so pleasant. The winds ramped up and the clouds rolled in during the night, and now the rains have started. It’s shaping up to be a sloppy and stormy day for us, and the extended forecast looks much the same. There could be some reprieve from the sour weather late Thursday this week, but otherwise the next decent day appears to be Sunday. So come ready for wet hikes when traversing the mountain this week. Temps will likely hover in the 50s today and winds will be a constant nuisance, gusting as much as 45mph at times.
Stay dry, safe, and have a great day.