August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse (Syzygy) at the Tail of the Dragon and Cherohala brought in larger crowds than we expected. Tents were set-up in any wide space on the back roads. The weather was near perfection with a few scattered clouds that parted nicely for the 2 minutes and 30 seconds of totality. The show was even more spectacular than we thought it would be. During totality it was dark as night with an eerie calm. We’ll be posting various photos of the event in the next few days.
The crowd at Santeetlah, the highest point on the Cherohala Skyway. All of the higher elevations were just as packed.