Peter and I rode south into the Smokeys in hopes of riding up to Wayah Bald on a February day when the predicted temperature was in the low 70's and sun was supposed to prevail. While we did see the occasional sun, clouds were more prevalent, and we even had to deal with some rain and mist while riding on roads that were absolutely COVERED with small gravel. Then, when we finally made it to the top of the hill to the entrance road to Wayah Bald, the gates were closed and locked !!! Great to be out on the bikes, though, and there will be other opportunities.