Nancy and I caught up with Sherry and David Boyd and drove to Cades Cove in The Smokey Mountains where we hike a 5 mile trail to Abrams Falls. We started our hike about 10:30 and completed the hike about 3 pm.
WARNING: Lots of Pictures and all pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.
Rt 321 to Cades Cove
SMNP road to Cades Cove
Start of Cades Cove Drive
You can cycle the cove as well as drive it.
About half way around the cove,
we arrived at the Abrams Falls Trail Head.
Start of Trail to Abrams Falls. It is 2.5 miles to the falls.
About half way to the falls
David and Bill sniffing wood!!
Actually, we crossed several of these "tree" bridges and they were trying to figure out what type of tree was used to make the bridges. Turns out it was Cedar.
Bill and Sherry heading down the trail to the falls.
Last bridge to Abrams Falls.
The sign warns you that 4 people have died
at the falls -- so you should be careful!!
David must not have read the "BE CAREFUL" sign!!
What a GREAT table for our lunch!!
What a wonderful day we had. Like us, Sherry and David are very active and enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, running, bicycling, etc. We shared stories and we learned quite a bit about the flowers and plants from them.
but I have dozens of beautiful wildflowers photos!
Our turn around point was at the beautiful Abrams Falls. Nancy took credit for the fantastic weather and our fabulous luncheon table at the falls. It doesn't get any better -- Great weather, Great activity, Great views, Great location and GREAT FRIENDS!!