It’s currently 10 degrees and cloudy with light snow. We received .05” inches of precipitation and .2” inches of new snow.
24 hour temperature range: High 26 Low 10
*US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is temporarily closed due to snow/ice.
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The warm glow of kerosene lanterns give the kitchen an inviting glow. Hot tea begins to warm my finger tips. I decide to put on some smooth coffee-shop jazz, creating a dichotomy with the cold grey world just outside the kitchen door. It was quickly turning into a day that would filled with pages of Hemingway. I smile at the thought.
Moving quickly down the trail, I enjoy a run before the storm settles in and the reading begins. Wind biting at my cheeks, I soak in as much as I can - appreciating the forest for the trees.
Even at their worst - the Great Smoky Mountains are still some of the best.