Roan Mountain In Winter

The first time I drove up to Carver’s Gap in the winter in search of skiable snow, I should’ve known that “Nordic Nirvana,” as I later called it, was hidden just behind the two feet of spring snow being chewed up by rowdy four-wheelers on the road up Roan Mountain. A crowd of crazies […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park hikers rescued from snowy backcountry | citizen-times.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK — Two hikers from Louisiana spent a scary night in waist-deep snow in the national park before making it to safety, a rescue official said Thursday.

Emergency dispatchers took a 911 call from the hikers at 10:30 a.m. Monday, said Greg Shuping, emergency operations chief in Haywood County.

The backpackers […]

Roan Mountain Fall