Smoky Mountains

Fall is the best season to go camping and hiking. And I love the fall colors you can see in the mountains. So once again we headed to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a couple of weeks ago for some camping, riding, hiking and driving.

We had three black bear sightings in the smokies this time.

Here’s the trail to Laurel Falls.

Here’s the trail to the observation tower at the top of Clingman’s Dome which gives a nice view around.

The hike from Clingman’s Dome to Andrews Bald was great and the views from a bald are always the best.

Chattahoochee East Palisades

We hiked the East Palisades area of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in November. You can download my track log as well as see photos I took on the trail.

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a fun place around metro Atlanta despite the pollution in the river. I wouldn’t recommend rafting in the river now (I did it countless times in the distant past), but there are some nice short hikes there.

Here is the track log of the East Palisades loop trail in GPX format.

You can also get park maps in PDF format.

Below you can see the trail we followed as well as some photographs. Since we hiked there in early November, you can see some nice fall colors.

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