From the page: "Hot Springs National Park: 2011/2012 no winter, 2012 early spring and and endless triple digit summer. December 12th 2012 spring Wildflowers appeared and December 17th 2012 spring Leaves were unfurling. Then global warming sent us a blast of winter on Christmas Day 2012. Ice coated the landscape followed by six inches of snow. Even though the power went out at 5:00 pm I began planning my next day hike in the snow and ice. (blessed we only had to go 48 hours with out heat)
All paths up Hot Springs Mountain from the Promenade, Carriage Road and Tufa Terrace Trail were closed due to Tree falls or breaks. In the end I head up the Hot Springs Mountain Road as the width made it passable on foot even with the fallen Trees. I think it may take a month or so to clear my fallen friends of the Forest… Due to downed and live wires I had to limit even that part of my journey."