Thursday, November 7, 2013

Smoky Mountains

Last week we spent some time in the Smoky Mountains.   
The trees were at peak and the colors were fabulous!  

 We drove the Roaring Fork Motor Trail.  We had beautiful weather for a drive.We stopped and hike to Grotto Falls.
 It was a 2.8 round trip hike.  The trail was pretty steep and was full of rocks and roots.  It made the climb a bit tricky,but it was well worth the challenge.

The waterfall wasn't very big.  It was cool because you could walk behind the falls.

The next day we hit Laurel Falls. 
 This one was paved all the way to the top.  
 Laurel Falls were much bigger than Grotto Falls.  
We drove past this waterfall on our way through the park.  
 Our last hike for the day was to Mingo Falls.  We climbed 156 steps up to a short trail to the falls.  The falls were trickling down the rocks.  If you come in the spring the falls cover all of the rocks.
Thanks for stopping by!
Next stop the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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