Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Found Photos

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.

Red spruce along the Alum Cave Bluffs Trail.

One of the views that drew me up there.

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.

Myrtle Point on the top of Mount LeConte.


Kent Tankersley said...

Ah, this brings back memories. I hiked up to Alum Cave with my kids and my sister about 12 years ago. Great trip! And I seem to recall coming back down that trail once with you after nightfall -- had to use flashlights to see. Good times.

HemlockMan said...

Yep! It's one of my favorite mountains and one of my favorite trails.

We did indeed linger too long on the mountain and ended up hiking the last mile or so in the dark. Easy to do as the views are so amazing on Le Conte!