You may recall that Loonie and I had the privilege to meet hiking legend Nimblewill Nomad back in April. He's was passing through Fontana Village on his way to becoming the oldest person to ever thru hike the Appalachian Trail. I've been following along with his adventures for many years now, so to say that … Continue reading 2021 Postscript
Photo album for this trip Day Seven: Palmer Creek Trailhead on Balsam Mountain Road (3.6 mi) Our last day in the backcountry and it's bittersweet. As much as we want to take a shower, put on clean clothes, eat a hardy meal and drink a cold Coke, we know what is waiting for us once … Continue reading GSMNP – Beautiful Fall Colors…And Return To The Hordes!!!
Photo album for this trip I've FINALLY gotten around to documenting this last trip. The week-long hike was absolutely fantastic. A bit harder for Loonie than I anticipated but with respect to the weather, we couldn't have asked for anything more. The scenery was spectacular as well. The brilliant Fall colors didn't really kick in … Continue reading GSMNP – Some Great Trail…And No Hordes!!!
It would make more sense for me to forego making any declarations as to what our upcoming trip plans are. Those plans always seem to fall by the wayside and we wind up doing something quite different. We postponed the Buffalo River Trail trek once more and will make our way back to GSMNP. Excruciatingly … Continue reading Here We Go Again…
Photo Album for Cades Cove. Photo Album for Ozone Falls, TN. We woke the next morning to discover that the meteorologists were on their game. Rain had indeed moved in and would hang around much of the day. We decided to go ahead and wash all of our hiking clothes, clean up the gear and … Continue reading Wrapping Up The Reboot
Photo Album for this hike. The title of this post is indeed correct. We took a whopping six days to do the 35 miles of the Lakeshore Trail. The average hiker would likely do it in three. The ambitious hiker, two. There are those select few that might knock it out in a day. Bulldog … Continue reading GSMNP, Lakeshore Trail (Days 4-6) – April 2021
Photo Album for this hike. Our brief tour of the SE quadrant of the park continued with a snail-pace hike along the Lakeshore Trail. With the exception of day four, the weather was predicted to be really nice. Cool nights in camp and perfect hiking...okay, strolling for us...weather during the day. It actually got a … Continue reading GSMNP, Lakeshore Trail (Days 1-3) – April 2021
Photo Album for this hike. After a night's stay in Bryson City, we moved down to Fontana Dam. A shuttle from Bryson City Outfitters dropped us off at Twentymile Ranger Station around 1 PM and after a few pics, we set off. We were only going so far as campsite 93, a mere 1.8 miles … Continue reading GSMNP, Twentymile to AT to Fontana Dam – April 2021
Photo Album from this hike. I should note that once again I used my phone while Loonie used the 35mm and due to the date/time being off on the Canon, the pics are not necessarily in sequential order for the hike. We escaped the madness that is Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and drove over Newfound … Continue reading GSMNP – Noland Creek Out and Back Overnight Hike