It's a cold morning here in East Tennessee, as I took some bird food out to the feeder. But, there isn't any winter storm here in Claiborne County and the sky is blue. The temps are going to reach about 40 degrees later in the day. It's the perfect day for a hike in the mountains off-trail. So, what is your favorite winter hike and temps for doing it?
I like the temps between 35 and 45 degrees, no wind and a clear or cloudy day with no chance of bad weather. I don't mind snow up to about 5 inches or less as well. I enjoy smaller ridge areas where you can really see clearly the woods far away, because of the little bit of snow on the ground. I enjoy hiking Elkmont back ridges off-trail from near the river road up to the main Park trails. I also enjoy hiking Copeland this time of year.
My winter hikes are usually shorter if the snow is deeper. No snow and I can go all day.
The first time I saw this chimney it was shown to me by a lady who was actually born in this cabin.
What's your fav winter hike?