Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gatlinburg Hike

 Each year my brother and his friend, Sam Owens, travel to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for a hike and R&R. This year they were able to share pictures daily and I've posted them all here with a brief caption. They left on Wednesday, October 6 and they're returning today, Sunday, October 10. In fact he's already sent a text message that they're on the way (8:30 a.m.). I suppose the trip was preceded by a visit to the famous Pancake Pantry, a place I dearly love but have not been able to visit for many years. Wow, French Toast with homemade cinnamon syrup: it can't be beat!

 First here's Sam with some snow showing. Apparently as much as 3" fell in some parts of the mountains.

 Here's a view from Mt. LeConte.

 Mt. LeConte cabins

Snow on cabin roofs at Mt. LeConte

 Unusual root formation

 Sam on the trail

 Rock formation

Bob on Mt. LeConte

Sam at Andrew's Bald

Bob at Andrew's Bald