Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Appalachian Trail: White Rock Cliffs Area Hike

One last beautiful fall day was forecast for today and so Noelle, Sierra and I set out to enjoy the nice weather before the cold sets in. Noelle wanted to stay close to home and so we drove up Viking Mountain to hike around Camp Creek Bald. We started on the blue-blazed side trail that leads from near the old resort site to the Appalachian Trail and headed south on the AT. Pretty quickly we ended up at a nice overlook of Shelton Laurel at White Rock Cliffs.
Noelle at White Rock Cliff
From the cliffs we returned to the AT and hiked through the bare trees.
hiking in the woods
We stopped at the junction of yet another blue-blazed side trail where we ate a nice snack and enjoyed the fine weather.

After nourishing ourselves we walked the blue blazes to the road that leads through Jones Meadow and the site of the old Viking Mountain Resort. We explored the old resort site for a bit and then returned to the car for the drive down the mountain and back into Greeneville. It was a short, but enjoyable hike!   

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