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!
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!
Just found out another bear had to be put down in the park. This one was apparently stalking a ranger on the Cliff Tops trail on Mt LeConte and followed him back to the lodge area. The park closed the LeConte shelter and Cliff Tops area. Deep Woods and I were just up there on … Continue reading More Bear Problems In The Park