Examine the lives of the best and most fruitful people and peoples and ask yourselves whether a tree that is supposed to grow to a proud height can dispense with bad weather and storms; whether misfortune and external resistance, some kinds of hatred, jealousy, stubbornness, mistrust, hardness, avarice, and violence do not belong among the favorable conditions without which any great growth even of virtue is scarcely possible. Nietzsche
It's a beautiful, snowy morning up top. The high yesterday reached 33 degrees. The overnight low was 20 degrees. It was 20 degrees and snowing lightly at 7am observation. The mountain received 4 inches of snow last night, bringing our snow total to 5 inches. The trails are sure to be a slog today, but with such perseverance comes great rewards. Enjoy the carpeted wonderland!
There are few more affirming sights in the morning than seeing your skylight darkened with last night's snowfall. It is not a dusting, it is finally REAL. All those lying weathermen and cold but not cold enough rainy days disappear and the joy of the powdery now abides.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
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