Two Rivers Lodge
Travel Blogs from Bryson City
... 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 ...
... I complained. “Look, the tent pads are down there where it’s nice and flat.” “Down there” was at the bottom of a bowl of hills.
“If it rains, that will flood,” Julie pointed out, which I agreed was true, and after two consecutive nights of extreme thunderstorms, she was absolutely right to be concerned. But I was adamant. I didn’t want to be sleeping at some crazy angle. As I stood on the pads, checking them out, Jen and ...
... take a fake shower near the top.
This one was still a little of a climb but much less torturous. There were tons of people at the top waiting for their Kodak moment behind the falls so we joined the queue. Got our romantic snaps and Chris got a quick head cool off.
Then we descended a steep bit near the river/falls and dipped our bods. Chris made a ...
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 ...
... shocked to see all these Vegas type hotels lining the parkway as far as you could see. There was a turn-off for Dollywood...but Ms. Parton will have to wait another trip to see our shining faces.
We picked up some provisions at a local Kroger's grocery store and then took the bypass to get into the park. (This meant we would not drive through Gatlinburg on the way...hopefully missing some traffic) ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed