The man who stands on the sea-shore, or who rambles in the woods, seems to be the first man that ever stood on a shore, or entered a grove, his sensations and his world are so novel and strange. Emerson
It's a beautiful, blustery morning up top. The high yesterday reached 55 degrees. The overnight low was 38 degrees. It was 40 degrees and mostly cloudy at 7am observation. The mountain received no new snow and there is only patchy snow remaining up top. The trails are sure to be sloppy and slick, I would recommend Microspikes if you intend to reach the summit. I am hiking down tomorrow morning, the blog will return when the crew hikes up for the season. Enjoy the Smokies for me!