The air was cold but clear, no wind. We had some difficulty leaving the parking lot at Clingman's Dome because of the early morning awesomeness of the views. I narrowed my pre-hike photos down to the following. Click on each one to enlarge and sit back and enjoy the view with me:
Who needs the Grand Tetons anyway?
Next time I'm bringing a lawn chair and staying a while
The clouds look like a river of silver
More layers of mountains today than I have ever counted before