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Need a locals Advice Quick

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Need a locals Advice Quick

Were planning on staying in Cherokee on Jan 28th and trying to head to Gatlinburg the next day. What are the odds of Hwy 441 being open?

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1. Re: Need a locals Advice Quick

Did you say January 29, 2011? The odds are 50/50

Edited: 12:59 pm, January 09, 2011
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2. Re: Need a locals Advice Quick

Did you say January 28, 2011? What time? I vote for 50/50

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I agree....50/50 chance. I would certainly plan an alternate route this time of year.

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4. Re: Need a locals Advice Quick

I think we are going to plan on driving back to 40 and go in through Pigeon Forge. It looks like its only an hour longer drive.

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5. Re: Need a locals Advice Quick

That's probably a good idea. I'm not a local, but I go through there all the time. It really depends on the weather. Since you'll already be in Cherokee, why not give it a try when you're ready to head to Gatlinburg? As you mentioned, though, be prepared to add an hour to the trip if it's closed.

Good luck!

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andnarnclt I was just wondering if 441 was open and if you were able to make it over the mountain.I saw on the weather channel that the weather was going to be nice and a bit warmer this past weekend.

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7. Re: Need a locals Advice Quick

It was open. It was icy but was packed and they had plenty of sand mixture on the road. We had no trouble at all.

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I visited Cherokee Casino in NC in May 2011. Stayed at the hotel in the Soco Tower. I noticed this word Soco as a street name and in other places. Could you tell me the meaning of the word. Thanks

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9. Re: Need a locals Advice Quick

linda34187,

I asked one of the fluent Cherokee speakers & he said it comes from Sagwahi - or Sagwunyi - meaning 'One place'.

A lot of Cherokee words were misspelled when translated.

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