Traffic continues to be heavy on the scenic byway. The closure of I-40 from the massive rock slide in the Pigeon River gorge is sending folks in to the back country on alternate routes. Tennessee is just over that mountain on the left, Mount Sterling. You can get to Tennessee and then on to Knoxville from here through Hot Springs with only the slightest bit of a detour to the east for a spell. Now the road is two lane and major twisty turny so it will take a while longer.
There are lots more rubber neckers and litterbugs passing by who catch a view of the cozy cabin in its winter state of exposure. If folks are going to be gawking I certainly could make an effort to put the best face forward.
In profile this is the cabin's good side and the side that faces west towards the road. It is painted now. It actually looks like a person could be living in there.