Prepping ourselves for what should be a pleasant day for hiking in the Smokies. Skies are expected to bring a mix of sun and clouds today with only light winds. Temps will be mild again, starting us off in the low 40s and rising into the 50s this afternoon. Late tonight rain showers will move into the region and linger well into Wednesday. Roaring Fork was cleared of obstructions yesterday morning and reopened to motor vehicles. This past weekend’s windstorms appear to have brought down some other trees on Mt. LeConte’s various approach trails. Remember, if you come across any downed trees that make passage dangerous or impassable for hikers, please make note of as many details as possible and then report to our staff or the NPS. Knowing a downed tree’s size, type, location, even providing photos of the scene, go a long way in helping NPS trail crews plan and promptly address the new hazards. Thank you for your help in keeping our trails clear and safe for all users, even our lovely llamas!
Have a great day.