In the fall of 2008 my sister and I hiked up Alum Cave Trail and down Bull Head Trail. Great to see the Alum Cave Trail in the snow.
What amazed me was how many seniors climb Mt LeConte! We felt like the youngest people on the mountain. When we went by Alum Cave, there was a group of old ladies in tennis shoes and straw hats taking a break... looked like a garden party! The most striking example was a little old man who waltzed past us on the way up, and then came down again before we reached the top! I said, "You must have done this before," and he replied, "12th time this year!"