Monday, May 9, 2011

April Smoky Mountain Trip

Well, its been a week overdue, but I had nearly 600 pictures to go through, 20 videos and tons of laundry. Apparently, a weeks worth of hiking clothes = two weeks of laundry??? What???

Anyways, we had a great time, if not tiring.

On Day one, we went on Laurel Falls Trail

Day two saw us at Chimney Tops.

Day three held rain and cold for us on Clingman's Dome and Arch Rock.

Day Four we relaxed a bit in Gatlinburg.

Day Five we hiked up to Grotto Falls.

We camped in Greenbrier Island Campground, a wonderful campground for tents and RVs. It was the first serious trip with out pop-up, and we discovered a leak in the plumbing, but otherwise absolutely enjoyed sleeping next to some rapids.

I also reviewed two items I had purchased earlier and used quite a bit on this trip.

Tech 4 O Trailhead 1 Watch

Zamberlan 760 Steep Hiking Boots.

We enjoyed cooking out and I am already looking forward to getting back up to the Smokies.

Happy Hiking



Jack said...

Sound like a great trip! I usually plan all my Smoky Mountain Trips in the winter to avoid the crowds. But I miss all the wildflowers and greenery when I do that!

Kimberli said...

Sounds like a great trip despite the weather. Thanks for taking us along!