I’ve been away awhile haven’t I? It’s hard to stay in touch with the blogworld and still function sometimes but I’m giving it another go.
Last month the family piled into the truck with the camping equipment and headed to my favorite area of this beautiful state of ours…the Smokies. We only had a few days to *play* but I’d planned it for months and couldn’t wait to see the mountains again. Our last camping trip to the area in Summer of ‘09 seemed very far behind. We’d never been to the park in the Fall but we knew what to expect. The colors are amazing and the traffic is bad is you wait till daylight to get on the road but hubby knows I’m an early riser and both days we were up before daylight to get ahead of the endless flow of traffic along Newfound Gap Rd. It was well worth it. I’m sure my Facebook friends are sick of hearing about our adventure by now but some of you may find the photos interesting.
Our campsite at Cosby Campground. Quiet and secluded..just like I like it.
The view from Clingman’s Dome parking lot. The cloud cover over the mountains are just amazing here.
Elk & Wild Turkey were plentiful in the Cataloochee Valley area of the park. On our first visit last Summer we missed out on the elk.
What’s this? Bear activity and a bees nest? We’ll save this trail for another trip. lol (any excuse to go back to the mountains)
Me in Abrams Creek. The hike to Abram’s Falls is a little lengthy. What better way to take a time out than plopping yourself in the middle of the creek and just taking it all in.