Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Smoky Mountain National Park, Part II - Views

The National Parks do an excellent job of providing many places to get off the road for spectacular views. In a few places there was some color starting to appear. It was too early in the year to expect much.



In this part of the country, we are not used to seeing very far. There are too many trees blocking the view. But some of the pullouts offered great panoramic scenes.

As we were driving through the Park one morning Kristin noticed some clouds moving across the valley. This was on the North Carolina side of the Park.


One of the stops we made was Clingmans Dome. From the parking area there were grand views of the surrounding mountains. A short, but steep hike took us to a tower atop the mountain. This was the tallest point in the Park.



This is Kristin and Rachael on the tower.


The View from the cabin was pretty good too. This was the view each morning at sunrise.


And of course, my favorite view of the trip - my girls.

1 comment:

Jolayne said...

Fantastic Pictures! You have a real talent.