Wednesday, June 10, 2009
After crossing Fontana Dam (pictured above) we were into the Great Smokey Mountains. No dogs allowed in the Smokey's so Bryan and Megan had to send the dogs to the grandparents. In the Smokey's you are only allowed to camp at shelters but they have some pretty nice stone ones with two rows of bunks and excellent bear hanger systems. Sadly, they do not believe in building privys and concentrating human waste so they also have something called the "toilet area" which is basically a direction down a hill where it it encouraged that you dig a cat hole. All in all very beautiful and home to the highest part of the A.T., clingman's dome in the middle of the park.