It was a cold, windy day on the mountain with the high 29 and low 26 with about 3 inches of snow. All of the guests made it last night. It is currently 30 with warming trend predicted, but still will be windy. Dress in layers. The snow line seems to be about 4000 feet and above. The trails are slushy and icy in some places. Be prepared for wet and cold feet so pack extra socks. Ice traction devices are recommended as a backup if the temps drop tonight, the trails could be icy in the morning. As of 8:00 this morning Hwy 441, Newfound Gap Road was closed. Call 865-436-1200 x 631 or twitter for updates: https://twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps. Hopefully it won't be closed for long.
As you can see from the photo below it was a windy day on the mountain. The fire hydrant is used in the event of fire, yes, they have fire hoses on the mountain.