The weekend is here and it’s going to be sunny, bright, and hot. Feels like forever since we could muster those words together and not have rain chances to think about. Expect the Smokies to be busy with people on the roads and trails taking advantage of the wonderful weather situation. Any morning fog should clear out quickly as the sun gains some height in the sky. Temps will easily soar into the 60s today and tomorrow. Be sure and start your ascents early to beat the heat and humidity, bring that water, and consider gear and clothing well suited for sun protection. And thank you for following the very important Leave No Trace practices such as packing out your trash (dumpsters located at every trailhead!), not picking the wildflowers (leave for all to enjoy!), and not feeding the wildlife (regardless of cuteness!).