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Travel Blogs from Gatlinburg
Any folks who want to see the difference between how a crow flies and how a VR trip goes click here to see the planned route (devised by Chief navigator Tom) But since we are fearless and fancy free ...
... 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 ...
... to bash my head. Better that than breaking my ankle, I figured.
It rained again that night, another thunderstorm, and I was glad to have a roof over my head. But that did not outweigh the unpleasant aspects of the place, primarily the lack of privacy. Every time any of us shifted, the shh-shh-shh of nylon sleeping bags rubbing against plastic pads echoed through the shelter. I heard every snort, snore, sigh, and scratch made by the other three occupants. And it all kept ...
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 ...
... drive to the trail Marc inquired what our longest hike to date had been (Worrying question i thought). We informed him that 6 miles had been our longest. "O" he said "Today we are doing 8 miles". Poor Marc and Louise, I didn't have the heart to tell them that they should probably have chosen a shorter hike to be their first one. My concern grew for our hiking companions further as we started our walk. Me and Les had come prepared:
2 liters ...
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