Monday, July 09, 2007

GREAT SMOKEY MOUNTAINS






Gramps, Daniel and Peacock went on a backpacking trip in the Great Smokey Mountains. They left early (5:30am) Friday morning. Hiked on the Appalachian trail from Clingman's Dome to a shelter. Forgot the name. It was 5.2miles. Peacock did exceptionally well! They cooked their dinner, slept on wooden bunk beds, and hiked back to Clingman's Dome on Saturday morning. They arrived home about 3:30pm. Did he ever love this trip! This was his second time in the Smokey Mountains, though the first time he was only 13 months old and HooDoo was in Mommy's belly! Dad took some really good pictures of their trip. Daniel is still sore from the hike but enjoyed the time with his Dad and his son. I am so thankful that Dad started this tradition with his own sons and can do it with his grandsons! What a gift. What a memory.

7 comments:

Kim said...

Joshua, I am so excited that you got to go hiking! You will have to tell me how to get to that cabin so we can go hiking there. Love you, Aunt Kimmy

Emily said...

Beautiful scenery. I can just smell the fresh air. :) Goodness I'd love to be out there right now!

Elise said...

What great pictures - and beautiful surroundings!

Audrey said...

What great FUN! One of my favorite things to do, hikeing. Except I probably carry something you might find silly...BearMace! I just never could imagine that I could grab 7 small children and run while beeing chased by a bear or mountain lion.

Erin said...

Oh, looks so beautiful! Makes me miss America. Like Emily, I can just smell that fresh air!

Laura said...

Beautiful photos! Sounds like such fun. And what a great tradition to pass down.

Elizabeth said...

Love the picures: Yes, I can see you very happy as park rangers...