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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Off the Beaten Track in Cosby

While staying in the Smokies we drove to the Cosby area of the park for a look around.  It was about a 20 minute drive from our campground on the outskirts of Gatlinburg.  The NPS has a 175 site non-electric campground there, no shower facilities and the sites are rather close together.  However, there were some other private campgrounds on the way into town that looked really nice if you're thinking about stopping in.  There is a trailhead right outside the campground that goes to Hen Wallow Falls which sounded interesting, but Wayne was in no shape for that so we contented ourselves with spending a little time by the creek along the road instead.  If you're tired of my creek pictures, this is not the post for you and feel free to skip it!

There was a gentleman fishing in a great spot just down from us, and if Wayne had only remembered to pack his brand new rod we could have come back and he could have fished while I hiked.  Oh, well.

The weather here in southeastern Wisconsin calls for highs in the 30's all week.  The weather is fluctuating in Gatlinburg from 60's, to 40's and then back into the 50's.  I hope they know how lucky they are!  It's not only cold but it's been windy steadily ever since we got back.  Spring is a long ways away already.


  1. You call it creek we would call it a stream

  2. Henwallow Falls is nice, but you made the right decision. It's one of those hikes that's always seemed longer and harder than 2 miles to me. Not sure why. Falls are nice in the spring, but would've been like the others we talked about in October....not a lot of flow during dry season.

  3. Pretty creek! Stay warm up there in Wisconsin this week. :)

  4. You got some beautiful shots - everything is still quite green.