Thursday, January 08, 2015
Dick and I took his sister, Jan, on a day hike to Sand Cave while she was visiting us over Thanksgiving. Sand Cave, in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (CGNHP), is not an actual cave; it is a large rock overhang made of sandstone. The "cave" is interesting with various colors of sand on the floor and impressive swirls and patterns on the ceiling. The room itself is HUGE -- over an acre in size and about 75 feet high in places. You really won't get the full effect of how big it is unless you climb up inside toward the back wall. The deep sand makes exploring inside the cave a workout! We usually plan a full day for hiking to Sand Cave (and White Rocks). Sand Cave is ...
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
As winter is coming to a close, we wanted to post some our favorite photographs from spending time on Mt. LeConte this past winter. We hope you enjoy seeing LeConte from our eyes and cameras!!! JP enjoying sunset from Clifftop Sunset reflection in one of the cabins Sunset from camp Morning Glory Sunrise Happy People on Cliff Top Fiery Sunset and West Peak
Dick and I hiked on the Bluff Trail at Norris Dam State Park this past weekend and were pleasantly surprised with the wildflowers! And as you would imagine, they were most abundant down by the river. We even saw Trout Lilies blooming! Spring Beauties