If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal — that is your success. Henry David Thoreau
It's another beautiful, clear morning up top. The high yesterday reached 32 degrees. The overnight low was 15 degrees. It was 16 degrees and clear at 7am observation. The mountain received some unexpected patchy snow yesterday, amounting to less than an inch total. It looks as though we'll be above the clouds again for a bit. Get out and enjoy it!
Top photo: Misty times on the Boulevard trail. Above: In the cloud at Apollo Overlook.
Yesterday was another fantastic day above the clouds. Unlike in the White Mountains in summertime, where the clouds seem to reliably burn off a few hours after the sun starts churning, I've found it difficult to predict just what the undercast has in store during Smoky Mountain wintertime. It is a pleasant realization when I re-discover (seemingly every morning) that I have no idea what the weather or the day has in store for me. It is all new, every day, all the time.
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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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