Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow / Ice warnings for hikers in the Smokies

Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains just posted this piece of information for hikers on their website:

Snow/ice Warning - recent winter storms have left deep snow and ice accumulations on backcountry trails, especially at high elevation. Travel in the backcountry is difficult at this time. Hikers are reporting that Alum Cave Trail is impassible due to heavy snow and that snow is waist deep on portions of the Appalachian Trail. Ice crampons are recommended due to ice on trails.

Also, it looks like every road in the park is still closed at this point. For updated road information please call 865-436-1200.

For the most up-to-date weather information, please click here.


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