Fall in the Smokies - Day 4

October 27, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Here we are...it's our 4th and final day. Today our itinerary took us on a giant loop through North Carolina to see 5 waterfalls and then drive back via the Blue Ridge Parkway. I know that I've already mentioned it, but Tennesse and North Carolina are starving for rain. The waterfalls are barely flowing and the rivers are very low. This particular day we were in 3 states! We originally planned to do a sunrise this morning, but decided to sleep in. The weather was cloudy and rainy most of this day, so we probably made the right decision. This day alone covered approximately 250 miles!

DRY FALLS

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BRIDAL VEIL FALLS (barely a trickle)

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SILVER RUN FALLS

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WHITEWATER FALLS

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LOOKING GLASS FALLS

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At the end of our waterfalls excursion, we hopped on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our plan was to drive it all the way back into Cherokee, but my Google map lady confused me and we exited at Waynesville, NC. All we had to do was continue on the parkway, but instead we drove back via the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway/US 74. I was really upset and I let it ruin my entire wonderful day. It took me hours to get over it. However, we did get to see this part of the BRP that we've never seen before. We saw Looking Glass Rock, Graveyard Fields (and we got a rainbow there), and the Richland Balsam Overlook (highest point on the parkway).  

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     So you made it this far! Thank you for coming along on my journey. The galleries for all of the blog posts can be found at the link below. There is also a gallery for photos that I took with my phone. A little more personal, but my family loves to see them. 

Smoky Mountains Fall 2016 Gallery


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