Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. My Header Picture for September 2021 shows a beautiful Sunset with the Shenandoah Valley below. My picture was taken from our room balcony while at Skyland Resort on 8/3/21.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
George and I SELDOM hike during the hot summer, especially in the crowded Smokies. BUT--on July 23, after a stop in Knoxville at the Apple Store, we headed to the east side of the Smokies at Cosby. We decided to hike part of the Gabes Mountain Trail (toward Hen Wallow Falls)...
The hike is rated moderate because of its steepness... It's 2.2 miles one way to the waterfall which is not that far... However, since it was VERY hot and VERY humid on the 23rd, we hiked for about a mile and a half --and turned around there. SO---instead of a 4.4 miler, we had a 3 mile hike which seemed like a long enough hike to me!!!!
Even though we didn't see the waterfall, we did stop several times along the way so that we could get lots of great pictures...Today I'll share with you some of what we saw along the trail on that hot summer day.
Above is a picture I took from our trail... Other than being steep, this area is a great place to hike. Be sure to enlarge all of the pictures in order to see them bigger.
Do you like my new header? Thought you might!!!! We DID see the sunflowers when we were at Biltmore on Monday... Had a wonderful day!!!
Hope you have a great day today!!!