It’s currently 44 degrees, partly cloudy and extremely windy. Yesterday’s high was 46 degrees, with an overnight low 37. We received .12” of precipitation.
I woke in the middle of the night. The wind was blowing through camp with a fury. I’ve yet to hear it howl that loud. The wall’s shook… I faded back to sleep.
I woke again. This time, to start the day. The wind was still howling outside. I bundled up and left the warmth of my cabin. Pigeon Forge was visible down below. The wind was catapulting a thick mass of clouds over the mountain, blocking out the sky. I hiked out to Apollo Overlook, almost being blown over in the process. Again, my view was obscured. Happy to have hiked a little bit, I made for camp.
I was rounding the corner of the kitchen when I noticed layers of cotton candy clouds off in the distance. The sky above was covered, but from the kitchen door I had an excellent view of the sun’s handy work. Smiling, I pulled out my camera.