to see The Daily Show and other marvels of the East
About Town -- Day One
The Colbert Report
Catching up on reading while waiting on line....
About Town -- Day Two
Looking north up Fifth Avenue from the top of the Empire State Building. The lights from Yankee Stadium glow in the distance.
Looking south down Fifth and Broadway.
About Town -- Day Three
The New Colossus (1883)
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
A changed skyline
On to North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Parkway
The cliff at Mile 413
Stream at Graveyard Fields
A flaming tree
The upper falls
Looking Glass Rock
Huffing and puffing up the Richland Balsam trail -- whew!
We made it!!!
Color and haze
Clouds slowly move in
On to the Great Smoky Mountains
A view of the distant Great Smoky Mountains from the Blue Ridge Parkway
Kephart Prong in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
We reach the clouds
Lost in the cloud on Clingman's Dome
The invisible lookout tower at Clingman's Dome (elev 6,643 ft)
Exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hiking the Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls
The view from under Grotto Falls
A Park Ranger talks about biodiversity in the Smoky Mountains
Grotto Falls from a distance
Hiking a bit of the Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap
One mile down and only 2159 to go
Taking some Time to Enjoy the Quiet Walkways
Heading back to Clingman's Dome
On a clear day you CAN see forever!
A view of Fontana Lake far below
The moon and mountain ash berries
A mountainside of dead hemlocks
A wall of rock near Waterrock Knob -- how different will it look next time?
leaf and rock, transients