Microtel Inn By Wyndham Franklin
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Day #6 was a very special leg of our trip because we went to visit with Jeff's Grandfather (Grandpa Chandler) and his wife Mary Lou. We got up early and drove to Franklin, NC to meet them so that we could go to church with them and then spend the day visiting. I had never met Grandpa and Mary Lou personally up until this point, however, Jeff has always spoken very highly of them and was excited that we would all finally meet.
... saw a couple of chickens running around and stopped to get some pictures. Suddenly, I heard through a megaphone a ranger scream “Step away from the wild animal!” Surely, she couldn’t have been scolding me about getting too close to a chicken. They’re not really wild! No, it was some idiot getting too close to the elk. And he was completely ignoring the ranger. She repeated her command to ...
... a lot of time here. A couple quick pictures and then we headed back to the car and started making our way towards Smokemont. We stopped for fast food in Bryson City and then continued past Cherokee to Smokemont Campground. After finding the group sites, we set up our tent as darkness began to fall on the mountains. Once we were set up, we made some drinks and socialized around the campfire before heading to ...
... we had to cross the creek where Sassafras Creek flows into Snowbird Creek and turned right at the split to stay on Big Snowbird Trail. We continued following the trail for about another mile and stopped for a brief detour down to Big Falls on Snowbird Creek. It’s not a particularly big waterfall and we couldn’t get to the base for a decent shot, so we didn’t spend a lot of time here. Back ...
... trail, it took us about fifteen minutes to reach the nice 60-foot waterfall. It is named for Rufus Morgan, a reverend from the area who loved the Southern Appalachian mountains and hiked to Mount LeConte up until his 90s. We got some pictures at the waterfall, then finished the loop out back to the car, for a total of about a mile. We then backtracked to Wayah Road and continued on this road, past Nantahala Lake and Nantahala River Gorge. We turned right ...