It’s currently 31 degrees with dense fog and high winds. We received trace amounts of precipitation during the evening. There is still an inch of snow on the ground up top with plenty of ice on the trails. In my opinion, these are not the best conditions to be out hiking in.
24 hour temperature range | High: 31 Low: 20
*US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is temporarily closed due to unfavorable weather conditions.
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What remained of the snow clung to shadows in the distance. Golden rays of late afternoon light coated the nearby ridge in a kind of celestial gold. I focused on the Chimney Tops. The rugged exposure placed a smile on my face. Deep in the creases of the Smoky Mountains a quiet winter continued, unaware of the setting sun.
Laying in the myrtle I closed my eyes, letting the sun’s warmth dictate the passage of time. A cold gust of wind hinted toward what was to come.
“The more a man knows, the more he forgives.” Confucious