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Our Audible To The Chattooga

We planned to backpack in the Smokies today but the weather was significantly better to the Southeast. So we left our thru-hiking buddy to take a zero day in Gatlinburg and hiked in to the Chattooga. … [Read more...]

Logging Pics – Before And After

The National Forest Service sells logging rights to timber companies. It's reality, but I'm seeing it more and more in North Georgia and Northwestern South Carolina lately. We went hiking on the Chattooga this past weekend and here's one example. The view from the trailhead looking west in September 2011. And here's the same view this weekend on August 2016. I nearly didn't recognize the trailhead - and we weren't the only ones! While we loaded our packs, we sent two other hiking groups … [Read more...]

Our Campsite

Our campsite and home for the night along the Chattooga River. Here comes the Britt to help me collect some firewood. … [Read more...]

From The Upper Deck

After some coaxing, we finally got Will to do the rope swing from the upper deck at our campsite. … [Read more...]

Will Takes The Plunge

Will braves the cold water of the Chattooga River and takes the plunge from a rope swing. … [Read more...]

Pigpen Branch Falls

A look at Pigpen Branch Falls from the Foothills Trail - hiking southbound and headed down toward the Chattooga River (and junction with the Chattooga River Trail). … [Read more...]

FONTANA LAKE – CAMPSITE #74 IN 2010 V’S 2016

Our lake view near Smokies Campsite #74 this January 2016.  The TVA drains the lake each winter. Our view April 2010 after some Spring showers.  Guess when the fishing is better!!!  … [Read more...]

Fontana Lake

A look at the Forney Creek drainage in to Fontana Lake. The TVA drew the water down for maintenance and the cove was exposed this February 2016. … [Read more...]