This is a hot topic on the blog, so I’ll try to keep updated daily on the latest from the Little River Rd. rockslide. The road is closed right now, and it looks like crews are hoping to get the road back open by Sunday evening. According to the article below, it was discovered at around 2AM Thursday morning. Little River Rd. is the road to Cades Cove (or Townsend) from Gatlinburg in the park. If you are leaving the Sugarlands Visitor Center parking lot, Little River is the road you would turn right to head down. We drove down that road a couple of weeks ago. This is also the way to get to Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. That’s where we were headed.
Fortunately, Cades Cove is closed while they rebuild the road there, so I would imagine fewer people would need Little River Rd. than usual anyhow. Hopefully it will be open Sunday evening.
I’ll update this post as I get new info… feel free to subscribe to this blog, so the updates will be sent to your automatically:)
This rock slide is the 7th rock slide in the last 5 months in the Smokies…
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There’s a photo from the webcam at Purchase Knob in the National Park. I love snow in the mountains. You can see the live view by clicking on my live webcams link above, or just click here… https://gosmoky.wordpress.com/smokies-webcams/
The snow means skiing is great right now on the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg and Cataloochee in Maggie Valley. Both resorts are reporting close to 30+ incheas of snow. Above is a look at the ski mountain at Cataloochee this morning. Looks like a blast on the slopes… www.cataloochee.com
is the direct link to see a live look at this webcam. Click the following link for a look at live webcams at a number of southeast ski resorts.. http://www.skisoutheast.com/webcams.htm
This is a great time to visit the Smoky Mountains. Not only is it beautiful, but there are fewer crowds, and places to stay are much cheaper.
Posted in Cataloochee Ski Area, December, great smoky mountains national park, north carolina, ober gatlinburg, pictures, skiing, snow, tennessee
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Take a look at these photos from the Smokies… I figured we all love to see pictures (those links are some of the most popular things people click on my blog.) I must admit though, these photos are personal as well. They bring back memories for me, because these are from Dave’s blog. He owns these homes, and the Mountain Tower is where we stay now when we go to the Smokies:) Enjoy!
Click for more… http://smokiesrentdirect.blogspot.com/2009/04/view-from-tower.html
Posted in gatlinburg, great smoky mountains national park, ober gatlinburg, pictures, pigeon forge, tennessee
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I ran across this nice little tribute to the CEO of Ober Gatlinburg, Cy Anders. He passed away this week. This is a nice little read. The only contact I ever had with him was an email before I set up the “Ober Gatlinburg” episode of the GoSmoky.com radio show. It sounds like he was a nice fella. Wish I had known him a little better. Take a moment and read about the Dove Bar:)
The below article has more on the impact of his passing in the Gatlinburg area…