The view of Mt. Leconte (below the large cloud on the left) from Clingmans Dome is fabulous on a clear day. This was the day after a tropical storm came through and cleared out the smog. The Spruce Wooly Adelgid (an insect) killed the beautiful and fragrant trees at Clingman's Dome. It is sad to see the silvered skeletons of once-beautiful trees.