I’ve found a new Smoky Mountains website to add to my list of “favorite sites.” It’s at www.lifeonleconte.com.
Doug McFall is the winter caretaker of LeConte Lodge. He runs the blog from the lodge.
I’ve always said that if I ever get the time/money to be able to spend extended time in the Smokies creating stories for the GoSmoky blog, I’d like to make small documentaries about various aspects of those mountains. Spending some time up at LeConte Lodge during the snowy off-season would be one of the things I’d love to do a story on.
Doug’s blog is basically his updates on life on the mountain. The photos he has there are incredible. I don’t know how much is due to his photograghic ability, or how much is simply due to the fact that the Smokies are extremely photogenic… especially when dusted with snow. Just take a look at the photo below… it looks like a piece of artwork. Then again, it is. God knew what he was doing…
I’d recommend you bookmark his site. I’ve invited him to be on my online GoSmoky radio show, but right now management of LeConte Lodge doesn’t want him doing interviews. That’s too bad for us and them. I’ll bet Doug could tell us some great stories from the mountain, and more people could find out about what the lodge has to offer.
Enjoy his blog!!
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