As part of the preparations for the thru hike I plan to go to Shining Rock to do some more of the strenuous hikes. If youve never been this is the land of the 6000 foot peaks and balds and is very beautiful. There is a possibility of bad winter weather around then but as long as its not below +10F it shouldnt be that bad. I plan to park at the Black Balsam parking lot thats off the BRP and do some of the Art Loeb up to Cold Mountain then back down to another loop TBD. If anyone wants to go let me know.
That link shows a current view as well as meteorlogical data.