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    Default Newfound Gap conditions

    Am planning a trip up to NewFound Gap and then north on the AT how bad is snow up that way and is Hwy 441 closed through the park. any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance
    The mountains are calling and I have to go

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    No help from me, unfortunately. Wish I could. But a report when you get back would be greatly appreciated!

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    I talked to Bilge Rat today, he is in Franklin. As of this afternoon 441 through the park is closed. Don't imagine it will open anytime soon from the looks of the forecast.

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    Here's a good link about weather in GSMNP http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/weather.htm.

    There's a phone number you can call with recorded information about current weather conditions, links to the NWS for that area and general info about weather in the park year round.

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    We just got back from the NOC today and hiked about six miles north and then back yesterday. Conditions were horrible. Ankle deep snow once we got about 4600 feet in elevation. My suggestion is to stay home, dry and safe.

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    Here is the number that you can call to give you road conditions. I know they got almost a foot of snow on Mt. Leconte

    865-436-1200
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    as of right now there is 32 inches of snow on mt. leconte at 6,400 ft. Newfound gap has 20inches. According to the smokies website.

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    Yea Id avoid the Smokies for the next few weeks. Got more coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaco Taco View Post
    Yea Id avoid the Smokies for the next few weeks. Got more coming!
    more coming? sweet! can't wait til next week for our trip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Solemates View Post
    more coming? sweet! can't wait til next week for our trip!
    Possibly Xmas eve. Supposed to rain here but snow in upper elevations. Temps are going to go up and melt alot of the snow. Should be fine next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaco Taco View Post
    Yea Id avoid the Smokies for the next few weeks. Got more coming!
    Just got update on warm weather coming, should be good next week

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    yea I know. I hope some of it is still there when I start a trip on the 1st. If it turns out to be too much to handle, we'll just change out plans around. Not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mts4602 View Post
    yea I know. I hope some of it is still there when I start a trip on the 1st. If it turns out to be too much to handle, we'll just change out plans around. Not a big deal.
    I doubt all of the snow will be gone

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    As of today 12/23/09 at 3:30 PM newfound gap road is open.

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    Lots of snow melted. STill alot on the tops. Ridge hiking would prime time right about now. The section to do right now is Carvers to 19. Man Ill bet its beautiful in the snow!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaco Taco View Post
    Lots of snow melted. STill alot on the tops. Ridge hiking would prime time right about now. The section to do right now is Carvers to 19. Man Ill bet its beautiful in the snow!!
    I'm jealous.

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    I live in Maryville and here is what the local paper says
    http://www.thedailytimes.com/article...EWS/312249996/
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