Nature’s Icy Cathedral on New Year’s Eve

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The coming of winter signifies for many a time to store one’s hiking boots until the springtime brings warmer temperatures.

For others, winter is preferable to hiking in the other seasons as the cold, crisp air brings a fresh escape from the humid and muggy conditions pervasive to the mountains of the South.

For the most avid hikers, cold weather means less competition for trail space, a chance to make fresh tracks in the snow and experience an abundance of additional solitude – and exquisite beauty to behold.

A freezing sunrise hike to Max Patch on the Tennessee/North Carolina line affords the opportunity for a 360-degree view of snowcapped peaks of the Smokies and surrounding mountains. Wearing the proper clothing is mandatory but the results are outstanding!

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