more snow, break.
low 20, high 33.
Starting to snow. got about 5 inches now.
we are in a winter weather advisory until tuesday morning.
The park service has been turning people around,
and just about every road you can imagine is closed.
If I can get off the mountain this morning, i'm going down for a few days.
See you soon, and stay warm.
sink unfrozen :).
12/12/2010 12:27:41 am
Thanks again for the beautiful pics!! Enjoy your time off!!! Have a safe trip down the mountain!!
12/12/2010 02:09:02 am
Do you go down Alum trail? And if the roads are closed and the park is turning people around are you allowed to drive into G-burg or do you hike or do you have skis? At any rate, have a safe trip down and back and enjoy the time at the bottom.
12/12/2010 02:41:44 am
Can't imagine why you would want to leave, but at any rate, have a safe trek and stay warm.
12/12/2010 03:14:32 am
Is that a fire hydrant in the front of that picture? If so, how on Earth does it work up there?
High On LeConte
12/12/2010 03:17:10 am
Scott, you are correct. That is a fire hydrant. The water presser coming from the water tanks above camp and being gravity fed to the hydrant produces enough presser.
12/12/2010 03:38:40 am
Thanks for the pictures.I check the website daily for your updates.
12/12/2010 07:45:32 am
What an amazing winter wonderland. I can only imagine the epicness that is being surrounded by snow in isolation at 6500 ft. Beautiful.
12/12/2010 11:27:02 am
I don't understand why you would leave for a few days--- Guess there is a big difference in living it and thinking someone like (me) wanting to !! Be safe !!!
12/13/2010 12:19:44 am
Can't understand leaving the mountain with such nice weather moving in. Read your post ever day going to miss it when your gone. Wish I were up there.
LB in The A.T.L.
12/13/2010 03:37:22 am
Be safe on your trek down!
12/13/2010 05:00:47 am
Hey....give a shout when you get back so we will all know you are safe. Thanks for all the pix's and info about LeConte. Your are appreciated.
12/13/2010 05:42:26 am
Anybody have any first hand knowledge of the park conditions. I'm on my way up Tuesday and will stay until Friday. With any luck I'll get a picture of andrew for you guys in his natural habitat.
12/13/2010 07:23:24 am
Meant Alexander not Andrew.
12/13/2010 07:46:02 am
From everything I've read and seen on the news they are in the midst of a Winter Storm watch down there. Guessing right now most of the roads might be closed into the park. Suggest you go to Smoky Mountains website and I think they give weather conditions and road closing.
12/13/2010 07:50:41 am
Dan, here is the website www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm. They also have phone 865 436-1200. Dial 631 for road and 630 for weather conditions. Looks like they have some roads closed now..main one being 441 between G-burg and Cherokee. Hope this helps.
12/13/2010 07:57:41 am
Thanks Marilyn, I'm planning on driving around the east end of the park from Cherokee to Gatlinburg where my hotel is. That is if 441 is closed when I get there Tues afternoon.
12/13/2010 08:03:32 am
here is a link to the national weather service that shows temps, precip amounts, and snow depth.
12/13/2010 12:20:12 pm
I check the site every day , nice pictures!!!~
12/14/2010 12:19:15 am
Enjoy your break Alex....but hurry back. Miss the pics every morn.
12/14/2010 04:53:12 am
How beautiful!!! Enjoy the magic of snowy days in the Smoky Mountains!
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