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June 2006

Ron Metcalfe and daughter Abby Metcalfe hiked to Mt. LeConte and stayed at the lodge June 26-27, 2006. We hiked up and down the Alum Cave Bluff trail. It was the first trip for both of us. Over 2" of rain fell during the hike up.
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Ron and Abby leaving at 5AM for their first trip to LeConte
Ron and Abby leaving at 5AM for their first trip to LeConte
Mist in the valley views from the Campbell Overlook on Newfound Gap Road
Mist in the valley views from the Campbell Overlook on Newfound Gap Road
Balsam Point in the middle, viewed from Newfound Gap Road
Balsam Point in the middle, viewed from Newfound Gap Road
Abby and Ron at the trailhead at 7:42 AM
Abby and Ron at the trailhead at 7:42 AM
It rained heavily and we reached Alum Cave Bluff at 9:27 AM
It rained heavily and we reached Alum Cave Bluff at 9:27 AM
Beautiful scenes of mist rising around Chimney Tops
Beautiful scenes of mist rising around Chimney Tops
Abby near the halfway point of Alum Cave Bluff Trail
Abby near the halfway point of Alum Cave Bluff Trail
The log steps at 10:51 AM, just shy of three miles into the hike
The log steps at 10:51 AM, just shy of three miles into the hike
Lots of runoff from the heavy rains
Lots of runoff from the heavy rains
We thought this was Trout Branch, but we weren't sure
We thought this was Trout Branch, but we weren't sure
Abby calling home to tell everyone we arrived safely at 1:15 PM
Abby calling home to tell everyone we arrived safely at 1:15 PM
Enjoying some great hot chocolate after drying off
Enjoying some great hot chocolate after drying off
The rain slacked up a bit after our arrival
The rain slacked up a bit after our arrival
LeConte Lodge office building
LeConte Lodge office building
LeConte Lodge dining hall
LeConte Lodge dining hall
We stayed in Cabin #1
We stayed in Cabin #1
Path between the cabins at LeConte Lodge
Path between the cabins at LeConte Lodge
Looking toward our bedroom from the common room
Looking toward our bedroom from the common room
Bunk beds with heavy wool blankets
Bunk beds with heavy wool blankets
I returned from getting some more hot chocolate to find Abby had fallen asleep.  I joined her.
I returned from getting some more hot chocolate to find Abby had fallen asleep. I joined her.
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