The day started with a great promising weather but for us morning is actually when we wake up so it was not before 1030am before we loaded the hiking gear , a picnic lunch and drove to the TH of the very impressive Laurel Falls http://www.waterfall-picture-guide.com/laurel-falls.html.
The hike is a around 2.3 mills R/T when the last 1/4 mile is very steep going down towards the bottom of the falls-BUT IT IS WEARTH IT.
DOWN HILL TO THE BASE OF THE FALLS ALONG THE TRAIL
Along the trail it was “crowded” 4 people all together including us,what a pleasant surprise.
As we got closer to the falls we could hear the roar of the falling falls but could not yet see it,and then suddenly after another step lifting the eyes from the ground the magnificent sight of the falls where in front of us with a wow factor……
LAUREL FALLS TN
We took our sweet time around this natural beauty and imagined how it might look at full swing or in the winter.
LAUREL FALLS TN FISHERMAN ALONG THE CREEK
As it was only early afternoon we drove to Watauga Dam and had a picnic before going to a movie called “Rock of Ages” with Tom Cruz here it was also “crowded” ,,,4 people including us.
PICNIC AT WATAUGA DAM TN AT THE THEATRE
That’s it for today',till we meet again.