Day 5: Hikers Extraordinaire

The park has strict rules about no bringing in your own firewood and keeping all containers (that have ever had any food in them) locked inside the cars. Ranger Rick said that there have been more bears in the park this year and "they can smell food inside the package over a mile away."

One of our planned destinations was Grotto Falls.  It was a great, short hike. The worst part really was just finding a place to park on the narrow, parking-challenged motor tour road. There were a lot of friendly people on the trail and many opportunities to take photos of the mountain, streams and waterfalls.  Grotto falls actually allows you to get being the waterfall for your photos.  It was pretty crowded down there, but worth the hike.

My crew took some time back at camp to relax and then we went off for a drive up to Clingman's Dome.  It is the 3rd highest peak east of the Mississippi and provided substantial opportunities for fantastic views.  We, and about 50 close friends, stayed for the sunset over the Appalachians.  We knew it was going to get colder, but the upper 40 degrees in the wind made for very numb fingers as the sun went down.


Day 6: Summer 2015

8 Responses
  1. We're Not In Texas Anymore Says:

    Great video! How about a little vlog action from the super heroes? Thanks for keeping us all up to date. -AntVee

  2. lindsmor Says:

    Fun!! What great memories. Way better than ISTE any day!

  3. lindsmor Says:

    Fun!! What great memories. Way better than ISTE any day!

  4. lindsmor Says:

    Fun!! What great memories. Way better than ISTE any day!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Grotto Falls was my favorite hike as well as the one lane winding road to get out of that part of the park. Lots of streams and waterfalls for pictures! I could have spent all day in that area. Next time will linger longer when we go in the fall for the season leaf show.

  6. Unknown Says:

    Grotto falls actually allows you to get behind the waterfalls... Yes. That's why it's so crowded there. People love taking photos of their group in the waterfalls - without getting wet. Glad you're having fun. Love, Punkin

  7. Jaime Patteson Says:

    Really looks like an amazing trip! Love traveling vicariously!!!

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