It is a nice cold, but sunny Monday morning on the mountain.The high yesterday was 33, low was 23. There is still five inches of snow at the top. This report has been relayed from his relief to the office. To let everyone know that does not follow information on road closures in the Park, that Hwy 441, Newfound Gap Road is not open to thru traffic from Cherokee to Gatlinburg. There is a major slide on the North Carolina side of the Park. If you enter the Park from Gatlinburg, must turn around and head back down at Newfound Gap. If you enter from the Cherokee side you may only go as far as Smokemont Campground. The Park has yet to announce how long they think the road will be closed.
The most recent trail report is that there are about 7 trees down on Alum. A tricky one just above the Bluffs that caused many hikers to turn around. I hope to have an update later today as the relief makes a trek down Alum.
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