A spring snow dusted Mt. LeConte on Tuesday night, closing the road to Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It’s not unusual to see the contrasts of winter and spring in one scene as in the picture above. The summit of Mt. LeConte is around 6500 feet, while the green trees in the foreground are down around 1500 feet.
The photo above was taken from the same vantage point near my home in the Glades area of Gatlinburg as Smoky Mountain Moonrise, which shows snow on the summit of Mt. LeConte and fall foliage below.
Stop in and visit me at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.
Click on the image above to view a dramatic hi-resolution version.