289.7 / 289.7 miles 100.0% Baxter Creek Trailhead
Rhododendrons Bloom Along Hazel Creek
Sunday, June 30, 2019 9:23 pm
Location: Kirkland Creek (Campsite 76) (220.4 miles)

Our second day in the Smokies continued along the Lakeshore Trail, taking us past cemeteries, ruins, a former town, and a veritable zoo of animals, including everyone’s favorite, ticks.

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Fontana Lake
Saturday, June 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Location: Possum Hollow (Campsite 88) (206.5 miles)

Today, CareFree and I entered the Great Smokies Mountains, beginning the last leg of the trail.

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Friday, June 28, 2019 10:50 pm
Location: Fontana Village Lodge (191.6 miles)

We had a great of doing (almost) nothing at Fontana Village, after yesterday’s strenuous hike.

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An Incredibly Overgrown Trail
Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:05 pm
Location: Fontana Village Lodge (191.6 miles)

An incredibly hard day of hiking brought CareFree and me to Fontana Village, our gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Rhododendron Blossoms
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Location: Nichols Cove (178.3 miles)

Our second day back on trail, we made good progress, going further than expected, even though the trail got a bit more challenging.

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