Thursday, June 17, 2010

Photos from the trail

Below are several photos from the three trails we hiked during our recent visit to the Great Smoky Mountains.

The footbridge over the Rough Fork of the Cataloochee Creek is located near the Caldwell Fork Trailhead. According to Hiking Great Smoky Mountains by Rodney and Priscilla Albright, it's the longest footbridge in the Great Smoky Mountains:

While hiking the Boogerman Loop we saw three snakes - I nearly stepped on two of them:

Beautiful forest scene on the loop hike:

One of many fire pinks we saw on the Boogerman Loop:

As mentioned in a post last week, we encountered a lot of rain during our hike to Hen Wallow Falls. We were extremely fortunate to have a 15 minute break in the rain just as we arrived at the falls, allowing us to enjoy them and shoot a few pictures:

Lots of green on the Lumber Ridge Trail out of Tremont:

There were a few places along Lumber Ridge that provided views of the surrounding mountains through the trees:

There were also quite a few small azaleas bushes that were in full bloom along the trail as well:

For more information and more details on each of these hikes, please click on the following links:

* Boogerman Loop Hike

* Hen Wallow Falls

* Lumber Ridge Trail

Jeff Detailed information on trails in the Smoky Mountains; includes trail descriptions, key features, pictures, video, maps, elevation profiles, news, and more.

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