Another dusting of snow last night, but finally some sunshine today revealed the full majesty of Mt. LeConte, one of the highest peakes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6593 feet. This is the view Sarah and I see every day from our little cabin in the Glades near Gatlinburg. Mt. LeConte has many moods and is shrouded in clouds more often than not. Weather down below can be mild and dry, while at the LeConte summit the snow is falling.
There are many trails in the Smokies that lead to the summit, and you can even stay overnight in a very rustic lodge.
The mountain is visible from 30 miles away, and resort cabins line the ridges facing the Smokies. The image below was taken from about 10 miles away, high on a ridge. If you look closely you can see other cabins on closer ridges.