Back in 2003 I was just getting my old hiking wanderlust rekindled. One of my first trips back to get into finding the old solitude again was a quick car-camping trip to the Smokies in November of that year. I ran up to the Park alone with my two-man tent and a few supplies and camped at Elkmont. I only did a couple of hikes before heading back home, but I had to get back up to the high country again.
I stumbled upon these photos on disk. Taken back in the day before I had a digital camera. These were with my old Canon 35mm film camera. Among the last photos I took with that camera, I'm sure.
One thing that I'm not sure of is the month I took the hikes. But I didn't get them developed until November of 2003.
Peregrine Peak along the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail. When I was younger I always wanted to bushwhack to this peak and climb it. Now I'm not so sure I could handle the attempt.