You will never hear me say, "the ground is too warm for the snow to stick", again. Mother Nature proved me wrong. Spring on the mountain delivered 12" of snow last night. There are drifts that are more like a foot and half to two feet. The high yesterday went from 47º to a low of 17º. Now, that, is what spring is like in the Smokies. You never know what the weather is going to do. It is so important to be prepared. The Park Service is trying to plow Hwy 441. They said it is slow going. As of now, the road is closed. Cherokee Orchard is open to the Rainbow Falls trailhead. Bullhead and Rainbow are going to be the most traveled trails today.Please be careful if you are hiking up today. Start early and take your time. We will have the hot chocolate ready for you. Now, time to go shovel the steps.
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