I don't know what I was thinking. For some reason I decided that when the grandparents came out to Tennessee for Sierra's birthday, it would be a good idea to go to Gatlinburg. I've learned that it's never a good time to go to Gatlinburg. It was crowded with hoards of people, a good number of whom were of the redneck persuasion. We ate lunch at the brewery and walked around town for a bit where the grandparents even sampled some moonshine.
Apparently, traffic headed up to Newfound Gap was really bad. We scrapped our original plan and decided instead to make the short hike to Cataract Falls.
an interesting tree that I had photographed Noelle at about 8 years ago.