Check out these links. If you have a favorite link that you think would
be of interest to a LeConte alum, please submit the link to the webmaster --
e-mail link at the bottom of the page.
Doug McFalls is the winter caretaker for LeConte Lodge. Because the
Lodge is located on Mt. LeConte at around 6,500 feet elevation, the winters
can be rough, so, the Lodge closes at the end of October and re-opens in
late Arpil - Early May. Doug stays at the Lodge all winter where he
reads, blogs, greets the occasional hiker, and posts some magnificent
photos. Visit Doug's site regularly -- he usually updates his blog
daily and adds new photos with each update.
- LeConte Lodge was purchased several years ago by Stokely Hospitality
Enterprises as one of the hotels, motels, and restaurants that they operate
in the area of the Smokies. Here is the website for LeConte Lodge.
Click on the photo to enter the site.
- Ed Wright lived in Oak Ridge, TN before he retired and moved to Florida
(Why would anyone do that?!) Anyway, Ed hiked up LeConte OVER 1,000
TIMES. On his website, he
describes his love affair with LeConte and his many trips up the mountain.
His website also contains hiking journals from others who have hiked up
- Here's a link to the Great Smoky
Mountains National Park website.
- Now here's an interesting link. It's a study by the U. S. Geologic
Survey of the Mt. LeConte 7.5-minute quadrangle. The
the geology, trails, GIS data, and other info about LeConte -- lots of
photos, also. The geology portion of this site is fascinating --
although I didn't understand a lot of the scientific jargon.
- Here's a link I discovered in August 2013:
Endless Streams and
Forests . This site is a blog by a lady named Jenny Bennett
who lives in Sylva, NC, after several years of living, working and traveling
around the world. Her biography is on her blog; she's sounds like a
really interesting person. She hikes in the Smokies quite a bit and
her blog includes descriptions of her several trips up LeConte.
- More to come -- submit your favorites sites that are related to Mt.
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