It’s currently 30 degrees - sunny and above the clouds. Yesterday’s high was 31 degrees, with an overnight low of 11. We received .72” inches of precipitation - giving the snow a solid outer shell.
US Hwy 441/ Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is temporarily closed due to snow and ice.
Cherokee Orchard Road with access to the Rainbow Falls Trailhead is also closed due to snow and ice. Follow the link below for updates on road closures.
My alarm rang. Looking out my window, I noticed that Le Conte was still nestled in a cloud. Geared up, I made my way outside to begin the morning duties. Yesterday’s snow was coated in a stiff shell of sleet. I crunched toward the kitchen to call in the weather and brew up something warm. Walking back outside to check the weather station, I noticed the southern sky showcasing hints of blue. Excited, I found a new pep in my step. Minutes later, I crunched happily toward the clearing sky.
Looking up, I was convinced it was the bluest sky I had ever seen. Granted, my opinion was biased after a long day of living in the clouds. Clingmans Dome began peering out from the inversion below. Soaking in as much sun as I could, I sauntered toward Myrtle Point...
The moon watched me as I went.