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Day 6: Fishing at Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond. $4/lb. (we caught 2 trout and paid $6). All bait and fishing gear provided. Was supposed to rent a pontoon boat from Almond Boat Dock($150/4 hours) but rained all day.
It was raining when we woke up - but we weren't going to let it stop us! We did rearrange our plans to go either tubing in Deep Creek or rafting on ...
... River. We finally found a sign for the swinging bridge trail and
pulled down county road 816. Well, this road was crazy! We were told earlier to
drive roughly 3 miles down the road to find the trail head parking lot. This
road was all gravel with deep pot holes filled by orange, muddy rain water. On
the drive,some of the hills took you straight up an incline which you couldn’t
see in front of you. All of the curves were around steep ravines with no guard
Day 5: Hiking Appalachian Trail (at Fontana Dam). Then swim & rope swing at Cable Cove. Free.
Today was a quiet, lazy day. After sleeping in, we packed our lunches and headed to Fontana Dam to hike that section of the Appalachian Trail. We hiked for a little over an hour (the boys turned back earlier with the kids) and it was a steady uphill the whole time which was ...
... put the little ones in the creek a little lower down so they could skip the faster rapids which scared them. The rest of us loved the adrenaline rush of the first section.
The last section is pretty calm so Phan let Esen ride in his own tube and do the last section 3 or 4 times - which he loved. Before this, he sat in either Phan or Thao's lap.
While Esen was getting his rerides, ...
Day 1: White water rafting on the Tuckaseegee River with Smoky Mountain River Adventures. $17/adult, $12/kid
We originally planned to go with RaftingwithKids. When we got there, we found a rickety shack that was closed with no explanations. Did not look like nice facilities at all. Moved on next door and found Smoky Mountain River Adventures. Beautiful and new store with ...