Our new friends, Shane and Jill Haskins, are with us for a few days. So, we left the Jills with a few of the kids for a little while to go see the Mountains.
We first thought about doing Clingmans Dome, which is the high point in the Smokies. It involves hiking up a steep incline to a tower overlooking several states. But, when we pulled over at the Newfound Gap Overlook, we realized we weren't prepared to do Clingmans Dome. It was way too cold up there.
|See the "smoke"? Driving up through that was awesome.|
|It snowed a few days ago. Although the roads were clear, there was a heaping pile at the Newfound Gap Overlook.|
|This is our attempt at a group photo.|
|Tucker says he was thinking.|
|I would love to walk a portion of the Appalachian Trail.|