Well, we were wishing for an early spring and now we are wishing for an early summer. The weather has been teasing us with several perfect days with temps in the 60s and then another cold wave with snow showers. Forecasts seem to look for the same in the coming few weeks.
Anyway, pick your days for riding. Cars can make the best of the low temperatures and the snow flurries don't stick or last long on the Tail. But be leery of the higher elevations above 4000 feet such as the Cherohala Skyway and US 441 Gatlinburg to Cherokee. Snow can linger on those roadways.
All the area restaurants and accommodations are now open for the season. The trees and wild flowers are blooming and it is still a great time here in the Smokies.