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Mount Le Conte

October 4, 2012

I could not get a clear shot of Mt. LeConte the whole trip, doggone it! DH & I are on the list to make this climb sometime next year. My dear friend, P, was invited by her book club buddy to make the climb October 21st – this coming October 21st!

Mt LeConte

On top of Mt. LeConte there is the LeConte Lodge, established before the park was founded. After an all-day hike (6 – 8 hours is all day to me!), dinner, a cabin with a wash basin & bed & breakfast the next morning await. Reservations are by lottery, so needless to say, this is a popular trek.

Llamas mount leconte

Every 3 days llamas pack the necessary supplies to the lodge, which is open March thru October.

From Le Conte

Can’t wait to add my own photos from the summit!

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8 Comments
  1. October 4, 2012 5:46 am

    wow the animal is so cute

    • October 4, 2012 10:16 am

      Amazing how the llamas traverse the trail up the mountain with no trouble at all, and fully loaded with supplies including water!

      • October 4, 2012 10:54 am

        still those types of animals are serving human beings

      • October 4, 2012 11:02 am

        From what I understand, the wrangler – the man who cares for the llamas, is retiring after 20+years on the job. He has cared for the llamas like they are his children so they can do their work for the hikers/guests at the lodge.

      • October 4, 2012 11:03 am

        thats good if they care about ’em because in my country people dont.

      • October 4, 2012 11:11 am

        Maybe your local folks take them for granted – “they’ve always been here & always will be” could be their assumption. In a mechanize world where engines & electricity power the world, something as low-tech as a beast of burden may not rate highly. But when they are the only way to transport supplies, the only way to get from one place to another, these four-legged creatures are treasures. Llamas, donkeys, elephants, mules, oxen, horses…the list goes on of the beasts that have carried loads since the beginning when the Lord made the earth.

      • October 4, 2012 11:18 am

        I love ’em especially those who serve human beings so this is why we should love ’em 🙂 You’re right

  2. October 4, 2012 10:18 am

    Just received our reservation confirmation from LeConte Lodge! DH & I are climbing Mount LeConte in April, 2013! Woo Hoo!

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