After a day of on-again, off-again rainfall, we were treated to a beautiful rainbow over High Top. We saw over .75" of rainfall yesterday. So, it is no wonder that the park has experienced another rock slide on 441. I called the park service and was informed that they were hoping to have the slide cleared up within the next couple of hours. If you are hiking up today and were planning on taking Alum Cave, you can still come that way, you just may be getting on the trail a little later. The slide is around the Chimney Tops Overlook. It is between Gatlinburg and Alum Cave trail. If you are wanting to get an early start, you can still take Bullhead, Rainbow, or Trillium Gap trails. I hope this information helps. I will try and keep an eye on the blog comments for any questions.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)