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Sabbatical Journey #14

We arrived in Cades Cove Campground here in GSMNP on Thursday afternoon and are set up in a nice site. It isn’t as spectacular as the one in Elkmont was, but it’s another good spot. Since this is Memorial Day weekend we have plenty of company. The ranger told me they have a “full house” this weekend. Yesterday we drove the Cades Cove loop, an 11 mile loop that features homesteads and churches from the old community and also large open fields which are good for viewing wildlife. We got up this morning and drove the loop again and saw deer, turkey, and bear. It was pretty neat. Our purpose in getting out this morning was to hike the trail to Abrams Falls. It is a 5 mile round drip and considered to be a “moderate” trail. The hike was a good one and the falls are impressive. It is a truly beautiful spot.

Sad to say I got back to the campground with a bad headache. I took some pills and lay down. That helped but I still had a headache when I woke up. After more pills and some supper I feel I am back to 75% or so. Tomorrow should be a pretty low key day for us.

All the photos from this trip are here.