December 05th, 2018
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.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
12/5/2018 09:18:21 am
SO MANY MEMORIES AT THAT SPOT WE STOPP THERE FOR AFEW MINUTES EVERY YIME WE GO UP! THANKS SETH!
12/5/2018 11:27:13 am
I was wondering if there are any people, in these colder winter days, who stay up in the shelter not far above the Lodge ?
12/6/2018 10:54:29 am
DOUG THERE ARE ALWAYS PEOPLE IN THAT SHELTER!! we were there two weeks a go on sat night for sunset saw no one hiking up or at theodge but Seth and there were people in the shlter it was 22 degrees when we started back down at 715!!
12/6/2018 06:13:07 am
12/7/2018 07:52:45 pm
I remember hanging on to that cable climbing up on ice and snow in the dark ... just about this time last year. Unforgettable!
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