17 May 2015

Snake Den Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains by adamandheather

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We woke early and broke camp just before it began to drizzle again. A short walk uphill led us along the top of Snake Den Ridge, where we snuck off the trail a few times to find vantage points among the rough, stunted scrub covering the ridge. The atmosphere was brooding, but we welcomed the cool water after yesterday's tough climb.

Then we hit the most welcome part of any mountain trip -- the long downhill stretch home.