Excellent trip so far. Since we were staying the first night at Smokemont we stuck on 40 through Davenport Gap and got off on 276. Once we hit 19 I figured we would just have to fight through the traffic in Cherokee to get into the park. Instead, we got on the Blueridge Parkway and … Continue reading Appalachian Trail, Beautiful Colors and Bears!
It’s That Time Again!
We'll be headin' back to the park in a couple of days and it can't come soon enough. Loonie is ready for a break and hopefully we'll be treated to some spectacular colors as the leaves change. The only real hiking we'll be doing this trip is an overnight to Siler's Bald and back. If the … Continue reading It’s That Time Again!
Finally posted the rest of the pics so be sure to check those out. So, these now include the afternoon in Cades Cove following the Gregory Bald trip, the 2-night Lynn Camp Prong trip (aka "The Jungle Hike"), the afternoon at the Mountain Farm Museum in Oconaluftee and the short trip to Deep Creek. Not … Continue reading Finished!
Alright, just one more day. We farted around yesterday and only got to the Oconaluftee Visitors Center and the Mountain Farm Museum. We didn't even stick around for the elk, though we saw a couple in the woods. We were freakin' exhausted! We did reserve a site at Smokemont for tonight as we're checking out of … Continue reading We’re Stayin’
Well, if it wasn't for all of the tragic stuff happening in the park, I would say it's been an amazing trip so far this week. Loonie and I had an awesome three days at site 12, Gregory Bald, site 13, and then back to the bald. Loonie really struggled on the climb but she … Continue reading Gregory Bald!
We’re up and running!
Well, sort of. Still going back and cleaning things up, changing things a bit but it’s a start. LOTS more to do. Start the "Favorite Droppings" page, finish the gear pages, get some gear lists together, finish the “Links of Interest” page, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Oh, and the “Future Trips” page. Working up some plans … Continue reading We’re up and running!