Monday, October 15, 2007

What I Saw: Sunset At Clingman's Dome

Top Picture: The view from the bottom of the trail. Toward North Carolina I believe. This is why they call them the Smokies.
Middle Picture: The tower at the top of the trail. After a 20 minute hike to the top of the trail, we counted 200 steps up the ramp to the top of the tower. A great view of Mt. LeConte. We were above the haze and many of the clouds. The sky was beautiful.
Bottom Picture: Sunset at Clingman's Dome. What you see is what my camera was able to pick up on the setting I used. It was without a doubt one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever witnessed. The sun looked huge and as it went behind the cloud layer turned a beautiful red. Clingman's Dome is the highest peak on the Appalachian Trail.

2 comments:

Debbie J. said...

Hi Carrie, I've enjoyed looking at your Appalachia pictures. My husband and I were married near Gatlinburg at the Almost Heaven Chapel, went to Cade's Cove on our honeymoon. We drove up Mt. Le Conte and saw the little house where a family was raised. You can't stand up straight in it. Love the Craftsman road in Gatlinburg. We go back every year in November for our anniversary. Love your music here.

Carrie J said...

Hi Debbie, I think you are talking about Roaring Fork motor trail up behind Gatlinburg. We need to make another trip up there. I can't imagine how it must have been to live so isolated from everyone.
I've seen Almost Heaven Chapel. Pretty place.
I think you will be surprised when you come in this year at the growth in Pigeon Forge.