Today we hiked the Smokemont Trail. Total length of the hike was 6.5 Miles and the total elevation gains 1441 Feet. The highest point is 3641 Feet.
It starts out pretty easy and very little is uphill. For the first part of the trail it follows along a creek. After that things got interesting. The trail crossed the creek using a tree with the top shaved flat. It did have a rail on one side.
At this point the trail becomes pretty narrow and quickly starts to climb. At times it was like some of our other hikes. A mountain on one side, two feet of trail, and falling away several hundred feet on the other side. Still really pretty.
Of course if we go on a hike it rains. Just as we reached the high point and started down it started to pour. We put on our emergency ponchos and continued on down the mountain in soggy shoes. We always carry a backup set of clothes and changed into dry shoes and clothes once we finished the hike.
And now our video of the hike...
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