We headed off to Clingman's Dome first. This was the HARDEST 1/2 mile I have ever walked. It was straight uphill - imagine putting your treadmill on the highest incline setting and taking off for 1/2 mile. That was exactly what it was like. We started out good and very quickly realized we were going to have to take a couple of breaks. BUT, we made it to the top and the view was sooo worth it!
we were above the clouds!!
a view of part of our walk up!
We found a great hiking trail and off we went. We didn't see any bears, I kinda wanted to see one - from a distance, mind you, but we didn't have to worry about it. I think I'm glad after all!
I scrambled down (almost fell) and Brian told me to pose......
on our hike
We also found a suspension bridge to cross. It was weird, I hadn't been on one before. It was a bouncy walk. There was a great stream, creek (whatever you want to call it) and we took a few minutes to hang around and enjoy the quiet. We were the only ones there!
We are on the move today - headed to Nashville and meeting one of my marilu.com friends today! Should be some fun!!
Discussion: do you have to plan out your vacations or do you wing it.. We are winging it this trip!