On Monday morning I left early without Wayne to get a morning hike in. It's a good thing I left early because even though is was only a 20 minute drive to the trailhead it took me at least an hour to get there. Not because of traffic though.
I got a little distracted by the views of the Middle Prong of the Little River.
I stopped at almost every pullout, enjoying each bend.
There was no one else passing me on the roadside and I cherished the quiet time I had with nothing but the roar of the water to listen to.
I know many of you love a sunny day, but I like it cloudy especially during fall color. The soft light really makes those yellow leaves pop.
Today we are driving home because our son Cory was in a minor car accident. He suffered a fractured clavicle and slight concussion but thankfully that is all. The car is another story. It turns out that not making it all the way to South Carolina was a good thing so we could get home more speedily. More adventures on the trails in the Smokies will just have to wait, but I do have a few more posts to come about our short stay.