Mountain Heritage Inn
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... distinct lack of cowboy boots, but Scott is sporting a cowboy-ish hat at least.
Right after starting up we fueled up the bus at bit. The tank can hold a total of 275 Gallons (1040 L), but we only put ...
... 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 ...
... As I returned to the shelter a “CRASH!” erupted behind me as a large animal charged through the bushes.
I ran. No thought was involved, just reflex. As soon as I reached the shelter, I stopped, as if being under a roof would protect me. I turned and shone my light into the woods, but saw nothing. Whatever it was had been escaping me, not attacking.
I climbed back in bed and just shook for a couple of minutes. I had no idea what kind of animal ...
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 ...
... and head back.
How wrong was I. This was by far the hardest hike me and Leslie had ever done. I think it might have been the hardest thing i have ever done. The 4 miles to the falls was just one long uphill climb, we were at 3000 feet so the air was thin and seemed to be in short supply. Two miles in me and Les looked like we had been caught in a rain storm (Two sweaty cats). All the while M and L appeared to be skipping along without ...
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