Friday, February 15, 2008

The Smoky Mountains in Pictures

Because Keith is wonderful and actually uploaded all of the pictures from our camera last night into Picasa, here's my favorites for your viewing pleasure. First up is a picture of sunset taken from the cabin's balcony on the first night.

Our first hike took place Sunday morning. It was about 4.8 miles round trip, to Alum Cave Bluff.

Hike #2 took place Saturday afternoon, and was a short one. Only 2.6 miles in all, to Laurel Falls.

On Monday we started with an auto tour of the Cades Cove area.

Then we stopped at the Cades Cove visitors' center and hiked 6 miles, round trip, to Abrams Falls. I was fooled because it listed the elevation changes as -200ft for the entire trail, so I thought it would be easy. What they didn't tell you was you went up and down several mountains to achieve nearly the same elevation. And then turned around and did it again.

A last view of the mountains before we headed back to the cabin for the evening, and then back home the next day.

2 comments:

cat said...

Very nice pictures! You and your exciting vacations make me very jealous ... hopefully I'll be in Ft. Myers at the end of April though!!!

M. Lubbers said...

Well, I highly recommend the Smoky Mountains. They're definitely not Florida, though! I hope your trip happens:)