I wouldn't mind being snowed in at a beautiful cabin right now, sitting by the fireplace, sipping some hot tea or cider. Can't wait until later this month!!!
Yeah, we just left LeConte about 2 weeks ago and wanted to do the backpack for 3 days to see snow. All we got was nearly 80 mph winds, some rain and light snow. I hiked up LeConte about 5 days after the Storm of the Centure in 1993 and there was almost 4 feet of snow on the ground up there. It was awesome.
We did not get 17" of snow but did get about 6-7". It was absolutely beautiful and watching it snow was so relaxing and peaceful. I just posted some pictures of the snow on the Pigeon Forge forum if anyone is interested in seeing them.
Thanks for sharing your photos, Peggy. On the local news tonight, they showed lots of pictures people had sent in from around the area. It's hard to believe that Knoxville had only half an inch to an inch of snow and the mountains got socked in.
I do not know the surroounding areas that well. Did Gatlinburg get alot of snow? I am heading that way today and wanted to know what to expect.
Although it is still quite cold (31 now with a high today in the mid 40's) the sun is bright. It should melt the snow in any area that it reaches. The shady spots might still be a problem.
The Parkway thru Pigeon Forge is clear and the webcam for Gatlinburg makes that Parkway look like it is in good condition.
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