Skies are mostly overcast above the mountain to begin this Monday, with only a pinstripe of orange on the horizon offering little variance to the vastness of gray. Most storms managed to miss us yesterday, with only the faintest of pitter-patters hitting its mark well after dark. Today and tomorrow are calling for possible turbulent conditions in the way of scattered storms, bouts of heavy rain, and winds gusting up to 30mph. It’s already a little breezy up top this morning adding some much appreciated coolness after a hot and humid day yesterday. The lodge tagged the lower 70s Sunday and could do so again today if the sun happens to break through this afternoon.
Reminder that the NPS will be closing Alum Cave Trail to all access on Wednesday to safely complete bridge repairs. That means lodge guests with overnight reservations on Wednesday will need to ascend one of the other trails. The same can be said for guests staying Tuesday night needing to utilize a different trail for their descent on Wednesday. Early starts are advised, as the normal volume of visitors hoping to scale Mt. LeConte on Wednesday will now be dispersed to the next most popular trails. And since the other footpaths are longer in distance and elevation gain, affording one more time to reach the top isn’t a bad thing either.
Have a great day.