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We hiked the Alum Cave trail (5.2 mi) to the LeConte Lodge and the trail alone is worth the hike. Lots of changing scenery and great views. The spruce forest right before you get to the lodge invokes a feeling of an enchanted forest. What...More
The only way to get to the LeConte Lodge is by hiking one of 5 trails, two of which were closed when my group of 10 ascended. The lodge has a collection of small cabins that are very rustic but with nice beds and Woolrich...More
Our family stayed at LeConte Lodge. We hiked Trillium Gap- long and tough hike but we passed by the llamas on our way down. The food was good and was extremely pleasantly surprised how well they were able to accommodate my daughter's gluten issues. Unfortunately...More
I made my second trip to the LeConte lodge in June, 2017. My previous trip was in 1992. Both experiences were unforgettable. Getting there and back is part of the allure. The hike is demanding, but the inspirational views keep you going. Then the arrival...More
What a wonderful experience. It is an unbelievable hike to get there and fairly tough, but it is worth it. The views are stunning. The staff if great and the food is delicious. Make sure you hike to cliff tops for sunset and myrtle point...More
I agree with the comments made in this post. First, any hike made into any mountainous region needs real planning, not something based on someone's 20 year old memories. Picking a time to visit when the weather is totally... More
I agree with the comments made in this post. First, any hike made into any mountainous region needs real planning, not something based on someone's 20 year old memories. Picking a time to visit when the weather is totally unpredictable shows little foresight or understanding of what you can get into even over a few hours time with weather conditions (despite the writer's comments about hiking other world-wide locations). The rules are explicit and we were informed of the same no refund policy when we called and got a last minute reservation. Do I expect it to snow? Hopefully no, but I am smart enough to realize that I had best be prepared for cold weather shoukdnit happen, even in May. And if I can't get up the mountain? Well, call it life. Knowing what we know about Mt. Le Conte and having read a lot of information available on the Internet, this is not a walk in the park. Any "experienced" hiker would know that and this review sounds a lot like someone complaining and blaming others for their own poor planning and decisions.
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"Make no mistake - this is a very rustic lodge with bare necessities!! You carry in all your supplies except..."