High 10, Low -8. 9" more snow.
Drifts Waist Deep and higher.
More snow coming in tonight.
Starting Jitterbug Perfume Today.
Dick and Al hiked up yesterday,
it took 8hrs and 45mins up rainbow falls.
These Pictures are from Boulevard,
the ones yesterday from hiking down Alum.
Mt. Leconte Shelter.
Rock Slide on Boulevard... where'd the trail go?
Chelsea at Apollo Overlook.
1/9/2011 12:24:17 am
Great pictures and blog. Unlike most people, I am glad to be in the "lowlands" where there is no snow. Yet! How is the sink? You have not commented on it lately. If it aint frozen now,it aint gonna freeze. Stay warm!
1/9/2011 12:39:06 am
Thanks again for some more awesome pics and info!!!!! I have learned alot just from reading this blog and looking at the pics!!!
1/9/2011 01:06:59 am
Alex, you rock! These pics are spectacular! Thanks for adding pic location...helps put things in perspective! :)
1/9/2011 01:22:56 am
I thought Cherokee Orchard Rd. was closed??
1/9/2011 01:46:46 am
WOW!!! Love the video clip. Kinda crazy but it sort of reminds me of scenes in the movie The Shining!!
1/9/2011 02:07:32 am
Thanks very much for the pictures and weather update. Stay warm and safe.
1/9/2011 02:09:47 am
1/9/2011 03:51:09 am
From the Onion: DUNKIRK, NY—Local weather service bureau director James Byers decided it was safe to let the new guy in on the secret that you can make up snowfall data anytime you need to get away for a few days.
1/9/2011 06:44:38 am
Awesome pics! I cannot imagine what it must be like to be up top amidst all that cold and snow. It looks absolutely spectacular from your photos. I love that you put names to the places too. I've been to LeConte on all of the trails but can't imagine trying to make my way through waist deep snow. But then I've only hiked in waist deep snow in the flat lands so I'd really be out of my element. Keep up the great pics and blog...I log on first thing in the morning to see what's been happening up top and to get all the bloggers' perspectives.
1/9/2011 07:37:22 am
I am not real experienced yet with all of the trails, so I would love to know how those folks hiked up Rainbow on Jan 8th with Cherokee orchard closed? Any tips on other access would be very appreciated. Thanks :)
1/9/2011 07:56:55 am
Carolyn and Chris
1/9/2011 09:37:18 am
We love your daily posts. Thank you. Pictures are incredible!
1/9/2011 10:14:23 am
Thanks again for keeping us up-to-date on what is happening up there. I also appreciated the short video clip. Were your visitors using snowshoes when they hiked up?
1/9/2011 11:41:23 am
Alex, thank you for your daily posts and pictures. We look forward to them every day.
1/9/2011 11:48:02 pm
Great log and shots, Alex. I can see Mt. Laconte, just behind English Mountain, from my home here in Baneberry (White Pine). We have about 2" of snow this morning, and your blog says you have 24" plus more last night. Amazing!. Be safe , stay warm.How do you get supplies under these conditions?
1/10/2011 02:23:51 am
I planned to day hike Leconte on Sun (1/9/11) but after learning of the road closures decided a 20 mile day hike was to much in the snow, even though I have done 27 in the Smokies before. Last winter I slept in a snow cave at the top of Bull Head. It was very, very cold.
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