Right, the upper parking lot is being redone. When I was there again in April, the plan would keep the Elkmont Campground open, however -- adding a mile or so of hiking to the TH, if I understand the project right.
Anyway, if anyone out there in Internet land reads this page, call the park for construction info in summer 2010.
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)