It was a great day for catching some rays on Myrtle Point. The sun came in and out and helped me with my much needed vitamin D intake. Surprisingly, we were the only ones out there for over an hour. I was grateful to be able to enjoy the sand myrtle at its peak. The high was 59º but it felt much warmer sitting on the rocks. The mountain top is alive with greenery. The ferns are going crazy with all of the moisture we have been getting.
I hear that the fireflies are starting to do their thing. If you have heard about the synchronized fireflies and wonder what the fuss is about, check out this link, http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/fireflies.htm. They are an amazing display of what nature has to offer here in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If you are wondering if we witness the fireflies on the mountain? The answer is, no. You have to see them in the lower elevations. Elkmont is usually the best place to watch this amazing show.
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Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
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