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TN/NC Road Work and GSMNP Birthday…

Tennessee (GSMNP/Clingmans Dome):  A reminder from Highpointer Lee Price in Jamestown NC, US-441 (Newfound Gap Road) repaving between Collins Creek Picnic Area south to the boundary with Cherokee, NC is scheduled for March 16, 2009 through September 2010. 

Weather-related road and facility closures may change throughout the day. For updated road and weather information please call (865) 436-1200.  Once you hear a voice, dial extension 631 for road information or extension 630 for a weather forecast.  You may wish to write this number down when traveling to the area for handy reference for road and weather updates. 

Visit www.nps.gov/grsm/ for the latest information.  The webpage is updated 2-3 times a week.   This year is also the parks 75th Anniversary!  Go to the GSMNP Anniversary Website for more information.

North Carolina (Mount Mitchell):  A recent update, from Highpointer Sherman Stambaugh in Asheville NC, tells us that beginning Friday May 15th – The Craggy Gardens Visitor Center will open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 22nd and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24th through November 1st.  Just in time for the Memorial Day Weekend!!! 

During daylight hours, traffic will be controlled by flaggers an/or a timed traffic light system.  For more information call (828) 298-0398 or (828) 271-4779.

If you have an update, or any Highpoint News, feel free to send it in to: membership@highpointers.org or Call/Text the “Hotline” at: (865) 660-0027.