To not to have entirely wasted one’s life seems to be a worthy accomplishment, if only for myself. Bukowski
It's another snowy, blustery day up top. The high yesterday reached 14 degrees. The overnight low was 8 degrees. It was 12 degrees and mostly cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received 4 additional inches of snow, bringing our snowfall total to 9 inches. There are deeper drifts around cabins and near the trails, so be prepared for a slog if you intend to hike more than a mile or so up any trail. As of this posting, Highway 441 is closed. Check the Park Service's twitter feed for updated road status. Enjoy the snow world!
The change in landscape forces a change in mindscape. I am sure this hold true for everyone, everywhere - but the change is just more dramatic up here. With a few inches of snow, my world is transformed. I am no longer able to notice the drawbacks of being cabin bound, but my hopeful mind is forever looking at snowflakes in wonder and finding new excuses to be entertained and astonished by the beauty around me. Powdery blessings abound!
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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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