Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Laurel Falls and Clingman's Dome - Smoky Mountain National Park

We went to the National Park on Monday for some hiking, fresh air and fall weather/color. We ended up doing 2 shorter hikes - 2 1/2 miles round trip to Laurel Falls and 1 mile to the summit of Clingman's Dome. We did this same combination of hikes in May of 2006, when Will was just 5 months old. I think he enjoyed it a bit more this time. Mostly Will rode on Todd's back in his backpack, but he did do some hiking, too.

On the way to the falls

At the falls - with a comparison picture for how big Will was last time we went. Notice how much more water there is in the falls in May than October?

With both of my babies at the waterfall

For comparison, here's May 2006.

Then it was back to the car and up to Clingman's Dome. It would have been a great drive had I not gotten so car sick. UG.

To start, here are pictures from the last time we went. It was SO cold and terribly overcast.

Cool guy posing on the way up.

View from the top

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