on new year's eve we started the day with a drive through the smoky mountains and a snowy hike on the chimney tops trail. the trail is a relatively easy two miles with a slow incline to the top. we were shocked to see all of the snow at this part of the mountain but no compaints here. we hiked around the river, had a mini snowball fight, and slid across the icy bridges. we made it only a little over a mile when we realized it would be smart to turn around. although i was sad not to hike to the overlook, it was so cold and we really wanted to make it to midnight this year. hopefully we can hike the full trail next time we visit!