Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sugarland Mountain Trail Photos

We just returned from a long weekend roadtrip to the Smokies last night. I wanted to share a few photos from our hikes.

The photos below are from our first hike along the upper Sugarland Mountain Trail off of Clingmans Dome Road. I must admit, I was a little disappointed in this trail. I thought that we were going to have much better views than what we actually saw. He hiked to the point where the trail runs closest to Chimney Tops. I thought for sure that we would be able to look down upon Chimney Tops from this vantage point, but foliage blocked most of our views. There were, however, a few brief vantage points along the way.

Still, it was a very nice hike. Although we hiked the trail on a Sunday afternoon, we didn't see a single soul the entire time we were on the trail. We also saw quite a few wildflowers.

A large portion of the trail on this hike passes through lush spruce-fir forest.

One of the brief views along the way (Clingmans Dome we assume).

Trout-Lily


Sweet White Trillium. In addition to these two flowers, we saw a ton of Spring Beauty and several Wake Robin's.


More views

Tomorrow I'll be posting pictures from our hike to Siler's Bald on the Appalachian Trail.





Jeff
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