|Cades Cove: it never gets old.|
The next day of her visit, we all hiked Andrews Bald. It was an absolutely perfect day for it—hundreds of other people also thought it would be a great day to visit Clingman's Dome! Fortunately, 99% of them hiked up to the tower and not to Andrews Bald.
|I added another 3.4 miles to my Hike100 list.|
|The flame azaleas were just starting to flower.|
|I was practicing my new photography skills on the kids: they weren't terribly appreciative.|
|There is nothing like catching up with an old friend while soaking in the wide expanse of mountains and blue sky.|
|The Catawba rhododendrons were absolutely stunning!|
|The mountain laurels were just about to flower.|
|My beautiful girl—she's a little more cooperative about photography than her brother!|
I am looking forward to many more hikes this summer! I'd like to get the vast majority of the Smokies Centennial Challenge finished by October. I'm at 39.6 miles now!