Wilderness at the Smokies Resort
Travel Blogs from Sevierville
... 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 ...
... my bottom grew wet and cold from sitting on a mossy log!
Heaven, absolute heaven.
After lunch, Julie and I hiked down the road in search of the ranger’s office. When we finally found it, we presented our backcountry permit and explained that we wanted to stay in Smokemont instead of site 50. The ranger had never encountered a situation like this before. Backcountry permits cost about $4 per night, but front country tent pads are $20. She couldn’t ...
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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Room was warm which is good for the coming in wet. The room had a stove & fridge. Indoor water park was least crowded at around 9am. Neighbors right next door where really loud but it might be that the walls are thin (we had an air purifier to cancel noise and still heard them). Rooms were spacious and the black out curtain was really good (no little bits of light coming in). Room looked very clean.
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