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
Bob on Mt. LeConte
Sam at Andrew's Bald
Bob at Andrew's Bald