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Travel Blogs from Cherokee
It was always takes longer getting to your destination. I had hoped to arrive in Cherokee, NC on Monday, August 6, but I decided to get a hotel for the night. Next morning, we drove another 2 hours. The road through the Smoky Mountains was moderate and winding with tunnels and sharp curves. I was nervous but the kids jaws were dropping at this …
... stayed in Gatlinburg a couple of nights and we did a **** load of walking which we needed after all the meat we have been eating.
In true form Troy and I decided we'd pick a hike that was called 'Chimney top', only 4 miles long can't be that bad. Holy **** it was steep! When you get to the top you have to climb a massive boulder I got about a quarter of the way up the boulder and started to freak out it ...
... our findings and inclinations to Julie and Carol. Carol demurred. She’d rather stay here, but was willing to do what the rest of the group wanted. “Tell you what,” Julie suggested, “we can hike to Smokemont, and if we don’t like it, we can hike back here. It’s only a mile each way.” That’s Julie, the peacemaker. Middle child and all that, you know how she is.
The first thing I noticed upon our arrival at Smokemont were the ...
Happy Labor Day People (though we will make the argument that we labored more yesterday)
today is Waterfall challenge #2. This one was Grotto falls and only 3~ish miles and supposedly not so uphill. (This being a waterfall I was not going to be fooled by the promise of 'no' uphill...)
We carried a lighter load today (smart move #1) and brought along our water shoes ...
Bear Spray "Check"
My Massive knife "Check"
Rain jackets "Check"
Expensive Hiking shoes "Check"
Marc and Louise went with:
Massive Camera "Check"
No water, No Snacks, No protection from the elements. These two clown's looked like they were going for a stroll along the beach rather than a hike. O well i thought when they start to suffer we can always ...