It’s currently 24 degrees and clear up top.
Strong north winds make the lodge feel much cooler. With these cooler temperatures, ice will be prevalent on the trails.
24 hour temperature range: High 24 Low 15
Clear skies dominated the landscape. Sitting on Cliff Tops, I gazed toward the south-west as the sun slowly lowered in the sky. I could hear the cold winds gusting from the north. Mt. Le Conte shielded me from the squall. Content with my current situation, I nestled into the curvature of the exposed rock beneath me. The sun kissed the horizon. The world glowed red - smitten.
The sun was gone; yet, I remained on the ledge. Transfixed by the afterglow, I noticed something shining down to right. Gatlinburg had taken over the job of illuminating the skies. The twilight began to fade…
I made for home.