Our first stop was Tallulah Gorge. Awesome views and a good workout. MaryB
Next stop was Bridal Veil Falls
A Buckeye and a Caboose at Fontana Dam
One of our excursions during our trip was to visit Fontana Dam; it is the tallest dam in the Eastern United States and an impressive sight. The weather was beautiful and we had an enjoyable time checking out the scenic views.
While we were there we met two hikers of the Appalachian Trail, known by their ‘Trail Names’ of Buckeye Cornelius and Caboose. We had an enjoyable visit with them. We learned that people actually ‘rough’ it and walk this trail either a portion of it or the whole thing from North GA up to Maine. Hikers stop at trail shelters/campsites and that they sign in on hikers’ logs along the way. These hikers carry on their backs the provisions for their journey and replenish items when they come into trail towns. It’s rather amazing what these people do. I guess there is a whole culture of people who do this. I think it’s pretty cool. Buckeye bestowed the name of Pink Flamingo to one of the ladies of our group. I think she was thrilled to have earned her ‘Trail Name’. If you see a Corvette with pink flamingos, give a wave. Follow Buckeye Cornelius and Caboose’s incredible journey here. => http://www.trailjournals.com/entry.cfm?id=408411
Cruise to Deals Gap
The Lost Sea Adventure
The Ride Home
We also met some really cool couples in Hondas, and of course tons of motorcycle riders.