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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!

  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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