December 22nd, 2018
It’s currently 15 degrees and clear up top. There is a beautiful inversion to go with the 16” inches of new snow we received yesterday.
24 hour temperature range | High: 31 Low: 15
*US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is temporarily closed due to snow/ice.
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Each step sunk deeper than the one before. The proud snow drifts balanced happily above my knees; I couldn’t help but smile at the early Christmas present. Kicking fresh steps into the powder, I progressed wide-eyed toward Apollo Overlook.
Staring out, I couldn’t help but feel a sense of melancholy. The world was showing me its best. Did mother nature know? Surely. I closed my eyes and imagined the moment with those I no longer get an opportunity to share and discover the world with. Opening my eyes, the sun continued the daily journey across the southern sky. Not ready to come back to reality, I continued heavily up the untouched path…
…quietly toward Myrtle Point.
“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
12/22/2018 10:45:01 am
Can you post more snow pictures????
12/22/2018 11:28:37 am
16” .....SIXTEEN INCHES OF SNOW !!?? WOW !!
12/22/2018 11:33:18 am
Did you say sixteen inches of snow? Or did you mean 1.6 inches....?
12/22/2018 12:19:21 pm
How that's a picture! (untouched by human hands) Marry CHRISTMAS
12/22/2018 01:56:31 pm
What an amazing photo
12/22/2018 05:13:15 pm
Incredible beauty - spellbinding narration.
12/22/2018 08:40:23 pm
12/22/2018 09:50:33 pm
AMEN to the Helen Keller quote. What an amazing snow fall! The best snow globe ever. Love you and hope to see you soon.
12/22/2018 11:56:11 pm
First time to this Blog and I have to say, I thourghly enjoy it. Reading your post, increases my excitement to hike up to MT Leconte. Thank you so much for what you do. God Bless and Have a Merry Christmas!
12/23/2018 10:39:52 pm
Oh my------maybe another new favorite!! Sun rays, golden sky, shadows on fresh glistening snow, and the clouds in valleys of the mountains. Blessed for sure- Thanks for sharing thru your eyes the beauty the Lord has made.
12/24/2018 11:25:53 am
Enjoy reading your daily post, Seth. They are beautiful.
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