Yesterday I participated in Wordless Wednesday with a GIF of my experience at Mt. LeConte. My friend Gretchen and I took a hike on Memorial day to enjoy the climb (and the view, and the snacks that are mandatory).
With the air warm and humid, we stopped several times along the way up for snacks and water, but left the majority of our lunch for the picnic tables just outside of LeConte Lodge.
Snacks, a (non-flushing) toilet, and a quick post to Facebook (yes, she had service up there) then we were ready to finish the climb to some of the best views in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
We stopped to add our rocks to High Point. As the name suggests, its the highest point on LeConte. I’m sure the same rocks get added and fall off all the time, but its a fun way to commemorate each trip up to the top.
The path continues even further, now traveling at a slight decline to get to Myrtle Point. From the lodge and our chosen route to the top, the point about three quarters of a mile (one way) further and worth every step.
I’m not a photographer by any means, and its probably difficult to believe but the pictures just couldn’t do the scenery justice. Jay always says just a couple of clouds on a clear day make for the best pictures. If that’s the case we couldn’t ask for a better day. Layers upon layers of mountains, puffy clouds, and sunshine made it perfect.