A hike in the Smokey Mountains

We took our visitors from Ireland on a quick tour of the Smokies and hiked the Laurel Falls trail on a very hot June day (>91F at the trail head).

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Walking down Laurel Falls trail

Crowd at Laurel Falls cooling off on a very hot day.

Why be angry? If you fall off, you will be!

Hiding the danger

A group of Mennonites joined us on our hike.

Chilling out on the rock (and tempting fate)

Sitting on the edge.

Andrew, Peter, Paul (a.k.a., "the apostles"), and Ellen at the overlook at Gatlinburg. Mt. Le Conte in the background (Highest peak in the Smokies)