Good morning from the top of the mountain. It has turned out to be a beautiful day up top. We awoke to cloud coverage and mist, but that has moved on out. The high yesterday was 64º with a low of 45º. The days are starting to feel like autumn weather around here. I keep expecting to see the leaves turning. We are still looking at amazing flowers all around the lodge. The closed purple gentian is showing well on the upper section of Alum Cave trail. This time of year is one of my favorites. The trails clear out a little and the colors fade from bright yellows, purples, pinks, greens, and whites, to orange, yellow, and red. The llamas love this cooler weather. They can start growing their winter coats again.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
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