Mt. LeConte, TN (7-14-05) - dwhike
Alum Cave Trail - 6250'

Mt. LeConte, TN (7-14-05)

One of my favorite hikes in the Southern Appalachians. I left on a foggy July morning to beat the crowds. Unfortunately, the skies didn't clear as much as I hoped. This is a 12 mile round-tripper that gains over 2500 feet of elevation. It was also the first peak I bagged on the South Beyond 6000 list. Enjoy!!

Recently (2014) I made a return trip to LeConte armed with a better camera and on a somewhat clearer can check it out HERE

Route Type:  Out-and-back              Difficulty:  EXTREME

Hike Length:  13.6 miles                    Hike Duration:  6:30

Trailhead Temp:  70'F                         Trail Traffic:  100+ people

Min. Elevation:  3,800'                         Max Elevation:  6,593'

Total Vertical:   3,150'                          Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile:  463'

Trails Used (blaze color):  Alum Cave Bluffs (unblazed), The Boulevard (unblazed), Rainbow Falls (unblazed)