Beautiful, beautiful day! Can't wait to get there and enjoy the cool temps and crisp mountain air! It was 97 degrees here yesterday! Have a great day! Peace.
Boy do I hear you on that. I'm heading up on Friday. A night at Dillard House, then cool Smoky Mountain air...hot cider and lots of hiking.
I love the description "Blue Bird Pretty". We have that here after storms last night, but I wish I could be seeing that sky sitting at Myrtle Point sipping hot chocolate and eating a Leconte no bake cookie. PS Thank you for reopening the comments... I hope they're all "Blue Bird Pretty" as well!
I love October in the mountains too! I am so homesick for the mountains. Thanks for giving us a digital postcard each day! :)
This is a nearly perfect time of year to be staying up at the Lodge, but I'll settle for a few nights up at the Cosby campground this week. Someone once called this campground the best kept secret in the Park; it's been along time since I stayed there and am looking forward to it. I was wondering if the crew will have their pumpkin decorating contest this year; I assume the pumpkins are carried up at some point by the llamas, One of the aspects about the Lodge that interests me are the logistics of their day-to-day operations because the crew really does a great job and I have always appreciated their work. Great place indeed !
I'm not sure why I torture myself looking at this blog. Sunny or rainy, time spent up there in the mountains is time well spent. The torture you may ask... No vacation from work is allowed until after the first of the year.
Tell your (cough, cough) boss that you're coming down (hack hack hack) with a case of Smoky Mountain Splotched Fever, and the only cure is a long weekend breathing in the mountain air!
I take a momentary vacation everyday checking this site and the national park webcams on their site. There are two Smoky Mountain cameras: http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/webcams/
Doug - I will answer your question! It is because you love the mountain and can't help yourself...the same as me!
I enjoy this blog and the daily pictures so much! I would love to see an inversion in person. Counting the days til we spend the night at the lodge again (349!)
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