Park Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rescue Hiker Sunday
Another Great Smoky Mountains National Park rescue was successful by rangers this past weekend. A man had to be rescued Sunday in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A 56-year-old man hiking on a trail on Mt. LeConte had to be rescued by rangers after breaking his leg reports say. This took place this past Sunday on 11/23/2014. There was an ice warning for hikers this past weekend due to cold temperatures in the higher elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains.
It is common for hiking trails in the mountains in winter to be quite dangerous due to colder temperatures and icy trail conditions. Mountain streams can freeze in the higher elevations and the ice and icy rocks and uneven terrain can be treacherous to navigate. Conditions can change quickly for hikers in the Great Smoky Mountains due to dropping air temperature, an increase in winds and unexpected rain or fog. Always know the weather conditions and how long a hike may take before setting out for a hike, especially in the winter months.
Snow and ice on hiking trails in Great Smoky Mountains…