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Turkey Day AT Hike
Still hoping to go
“I am still waiting to see if I have to work this weekend,probably won't - will know by tonight. I would like to go even if a little abbreviated from original plan.
last edited: 11/22/05 7:19:19 AM”
“right now Newfoundgap Road is closed due to weather conditions. A friend emailed me and said there was 4" of snow already and expecting at total of 8"”
“SMOKY MOUNTAIN TEMPERATURES AND PRECIPITATION...CORRECTION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN
940 AM EST TUE NOV 22 2005
FOLLOWING IS THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
INFORMATION, VALID FOR A 24 HOUR PERIOD ENDING AT 7:30 AM.
STATION ELEV HIGH LOW PCPN SNOW DEPTH
SUGARLAND CENTER 1600 48 33 1.41 0
NEWFOUND GAP 5000 NO REPORT.
CADES COVE 1900 49 36 1.95 0
OCONALUFTEE 2040 56 37 0.63 0
MOUNT LECONTE 6400 40 19 0.35 9”
“Yup - 9 inches on Mt. Leconte! Woohoo!
It's open, but restricted to 4-wheel drive access. Clingman's Dome road is closed right now because of snow, but hopefully will open up again - but maybe not since it closes for the season Dec. 1st.
CB call me for a backup alternate plan if Clingman's road is still closed for weather. I will do the same route but from Road to Nowhere if I have to, which is near Cherokee/Bryson City!”
Anyone still going?
“So, is anyone doing a hike this weekend?”
“I am still thinking about it. Seems most have bailed.”
“ewker, im going to figure out something that allows me to come down to the smokies and join either you or tina or both, and still be back in kokomo by 6. when i decide what to do, ill let you know”
“thats cool, I have to call woodzie to see what she is going to do. I will either backpack or car camp and day hike...I have to make up my mind first..old age you know..lol”
“all woodzie can do is dayhike Friday.
CB, I called you but it went to voice mail
creakyknees, are you wanting to backpack?”
“ewk, when im home i dont have cell service so you have to call the home number”
“I would be up for backpacking or a day hike, I just have to do the family thing on Turkey Day.”
“creakyknees email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chances are I won't be leaving for the Smokies until early Friday morning (5:00AM) now. It is a 3 hr drive for me plus the time change.
If anyone is going we could meet at the Elkmont Ranger Station at 9:00 AM then decide”
“backpacking it is...wooohooo..see you guys Friday morning
anyone else want to join?”
“Ewk - starting at Elkmont Thursday morning - too bad you won't be coming earlier! ;D”
“dang it, sorry I will miss seeing your smiling face”
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