I managed to get in a quick three day trip last weekend, to the Smoky Mountains. Hadn't been there in four years. Not much has changed. The trip was scheduled for four days, but I did everything I wanted to do so I started home early to get some things done here.
Mostly street, but I did get in 50 or so miles of dirt roads. Reminded me what a great bike this is. Now both of us need new shoes soon. I'm thinking Shinko 705s for it and Forma Terra boots for me.
Pensacola, FL to Chattanooga, TN, with a stop at Little River Canyon National Preserve for a couple of hours.
Little River was way down. The falls didn't have much water coming over them, so I didn't get any closer for pictures:
"Backcountry" river crossing:
Days 2/3: In and around the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, then home.
Campsite/swimming hole along a forest road. Even had some rope swings!:
Needed a power nap while riding the Skyway:
Deal's Gap. Didn't really want to go through here, but it was by far the shortest route to my hotel. The resort was a zoo, so I snapped this picture and kept moving:
"The Sinks" on Little River:
Near the entrance to Cades Cove:
Little River Gorge Road: