Great Smoky Mountains / Cades Cove Hike

The Great Smoky Mountains are part of the Appalachians - a system of mountains in the east of the U.S., ranging from the bottom all the way to the top. Notably in the Smokies, you can oftentimes see wild black bears. Bears aside, there are a number of dangerous animals living in Tennessee, e.g. Rattlesnakes, Copperheads and venomous spiders.

The following photos are from a hike on the Anthony Creek Trail in Cades Cove. At the end of the trail we met a guy who hikes the whole Appalachian Trail from Georgia all the way up to Maine. That is 3500km and takes five to seven months - Holy shit!

On our way

Lots of fog and rain on our way up

Reached the end of the trail

A colorful tree in the middle of green, brown and gray

A creepy millipede - Xystodesmidae / Apheloria perhaps?

At the visitor center - a friend wanted to collect the stamp for this national park.
Her goal is to visit each national park and collect all 59 stamps.

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