It’s currently 11 degrees and socked in up top. Strong winds continue to gust around the mountain. Overnight, we received 4” inches of new snow.
24-hour temperature range: High 42 Low 13
*US Hwy 441/Newfound Gap Rd from Gatlinburg TN to Cherokee NC is temporarily closed due to snow/ice.
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Stealing one last glimpse of the stars from my bedroom skylight, I crawled into bed. Would the snow come? How could it? I drifted into a deep sleep - the kind of sleep only a remote cabin in the mountains could bring.
My alarm gently hummed; the wind chimed in. Too dark to see well, I did my best to observe the landscape from the window. I didn’t have to look far. Snow clung to the branches near the window. “Ahhh yes,” I sighed as I got out of bed. One more snow had come - One more conversation with old man winter - One more dance atop Mt. Le Conte.
I grabbed the lantern and left the kitchen. Snow stung my face as the winds raced across the mountain. I smiled on as I trudged through the fluffy landscape…
What a great day it would be.
― John Muir