The thunderstorms had it out for East Tennessee yesterday, relentless in their pursuit of pounding the mountains with thunder and flooding rains. Conditions are cloudy and calm to start this Tuesday, but the percentages for precip increase as the day marches on. Temps once again should be in the 50s and lower 60s up top, a nice reprieve from the 80s and 90s of the valley below.
We’ve been hearing various reports of bear sightings on a few of the trails. Nothing of concern fortunately, but it’s always good to let lodge staff or an NPS ranger know so we can keep tabs on their whereabouts and keep visitors well informed. Remember, DO NOT FEED any animal in the park...bears, squirrels, deer, you name it. This only leads to the formation of bad, unnatural habits that in turn puts the animal, yourself, or someone else in harm’s way. Thank you.