I got myself an early Christmas gift today! A backcountry epic in the Smoky Mountains. According to the weather report, it’s going to snow the night before which means all those trees will look like Christmas trees…how appropriate. But its going to be cold, bitterly cold. But as they say no pain, no gain. I’ll be prepared…and the shelter helps up top. Apparently the Alum Cave trail to the top of Mt. LeConte is amazing and according to some the best trail in the Southeast. Super excited! Pics and review to come.