|Us at Balsam Mountain (along the Flat Creek Trail) enjoying the view from about 5500 feet|
We took a short hike on Flat Creek Trail near the picnic area on the top of Balsam Mountain (at an elevation of about 5500 feet). Here is where (thanks to friend Sharon) we found an awesome overlook complete with benches. WOW--what a gorgeous overlook. I could have sat there forever just admiring the beauty. The picture above is one of us enjoying the view at that overlook --and also enjoying each other!!!!
HERE is a link talking about the fishing in this creek. Apparently, there are some great trout there waiting to be caught for dinner...
Hope you enjoyed our little trip back into the Smoky Mountains. This makes the second Day Trip we have taken recently. We went to Cataloochee --by way of the back roads--on 8/22... We had been wanting to take these two back-road trips for quite some time --so we finally took them.. If you want to read more about the Auto Tours throughout the Smokies, click HERE. There are some great ones ---and the last two we took are never terribly crowded even in peak tourist seasons, which is what we LOVE.