Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hiking in the Great Smokies

For our fall break we traveled to the Midwest to visit our kids that live in Ohio. During the week we drove down south to Tennessee to hike the Smokies National Park. The first day we arrive was late afternoon so we enjoyed the fading sun with a short hike to see one of the many waterfalls in the park.

Laurel Falls

This hike was on a paved path and supposed to be super busy. Because we went late afternoon it was quiet.
The day was bright and sunny and the sun cast beautiful colors on the faraway trees.

Here is a view from opposite the falls , kind of a hanging pool of water running off downnthencliff edge.

Up into the sides of the trail were interesting mushrooms or fungus growing on a decaying log. The smells were musty and damp in the forest.

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