It’s currently 39 degrees - cloudy and raining. Yesterday’s high was 39 degrees, with an overnight low of 29 degrees. We received .5” inches of rain.
US Hwy 441/ Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is now open.
I called in the weather and re-directed my attention to the cup of coffee resting on the counter. The music of rain thumped outside, a gust of wind chimed into the rhythmic song. I sipped my coffee and thought about the mountains just outside the window. The ever changing landscape never ceased to amaze me.
Grabbing two 7 gallon water jugs, I trudged through the slush. It was time to refill my water supply. I enjoyed the process of fetching water. Carrying over 100 pounds of water back up the mountains was always challenging and equally as rewarding. Every time I hauled the liquid gold, my appreciation for it grew. Lifting the load…
I began the ascent.