Everyone knows that it's been extremely hot over the last several days. But to prove just how hot it's been, we don't have to look much further than the top of Mt. LeConte.
Prior to this past Saturday the thermometer atop the mountain had never reached the 80 degree mark (since records have been kept). However, on June 30th, the LeConte Lodge recorded a new record when the temperature reached 81.4 degrees! Then, the very next day, it reached 81.5 degrees, and set another new record!
Yesterday, the lodge recorded its third straight day of 80+ degree temperatures. Fortunately, the mountain received some much needed relief in the form of nearly two inches of rain.
For more information on hiking up to Mt. LeConte via the Alum Cave Trail, please click here.