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I'm gonna stay at LeConte shelter this weekend and don't remember where the spring is in relationship to the shelter... with all the snow can somebody guide me in the right direction?
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To be honest----its easier tandaccept less ofstable a walkway to get water from the pump outsde the lodges office....

Its potable water and may be above snow level....

That is----if its not frozen.....

The spring is down trillium gap tral a touch........
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Like Kevin says, there's a faucet (the old lift type) at the main office.  It's near the porch swing unless they took it down for the winter. There's also hot water on the outside wall of the lodge.
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Thanks for the advice. I think finding the spigot will be easier than the spring.
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Whoa.........never knew about hot water.........intereating......

The most time i spend at lodge is getting a tshirt, maybe a drink feom my pack, and a quick sit.....

I kinda feel weird haning there longer as a dayhiker and/or shelter user......

Also----guessing if pipe is down, ya could always melt snow  ???
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As you face the entrance to the dining room, the hot water is to your right, on the outside wall of the kitchen.
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Ahhhhhhhh......

Foe the dining room----the only thing i do there is take a picture of the date board........
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I didn't know about it until this May either. I got to stay at the lodge as a chaperon for a school group and they told us about it. There's a bucket in the cabins to fill for wash water.
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Went up to LeConte shelter Friday night, 4 of us, trail was not too bad except for the snow melting off the trees like rain droping on your head at times. We were the only ones at the shelter until 2:30 AM, when 6 hikers came in. What a surprise to see hikers at 2:30AM. We got up at 5:30 am to go to Myrtle point and see the sunrise( beautiful ) but had to break trail and posthole all the way there (50 minutes in the dark). Temp got down to around 30 deg. that nite. When we got back to the shelter they were just waking up and said they were going to go down the Boulevard trail until I told them it had not been broken yet. They decided against it and went down Rainbow. Sunrise and sunset at LeConte is worth the effort to see, especially with all the snow.

Missed you at Icewater Kevin, we decided we had had our share of the white stuff and went down to campsite  #18, made a big fire and sat by the creek. Hope the duraflame worked for you.....
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Did you go up rainbow I have a reservation at lodge this Thursday. Been up there several times this is first to stay at lodge.
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Ya missed the 2 pounds of pulled pork barbeque that i pakced in.....

And likewise----was only one at shelter till 1:40 in the morning when 2the guys came in.....

So i fed them BBQ sandwiches.......

On AT significant meltage of snow from saturday to sunday.....

I hope to post my pictures later today or so....
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Yea, we went up Rainbow, at the time it was the only one passable. By Thursday all the snow will probably be long gone.

Pulled pork warmed up over a Duraflame would have hit the spot!!!
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killing time at work and i ran across this about the water source up at leconte..


The water system operates from the end of March each
season until the last day of the season in late November. At the end of the season the system is
drained. Day hikers, shelter guests and the winter care taker for the Lodge obtain water directly
from the spring during winter months.
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