Blogging with a view of 2 Alpaca butts? :o) Have a great day!
Shortest blog i have seen on here!
Blogging with a view of the llamas enjoying the view! Got a laugh out of your post Sheila! But, no commentary today? Must have been busy. Enjoy your gorgeous weather ya'll!
No blog today. I'm sure you are busy packing and unpacking llamas and perhaps looking out for bears? Ive been hearing/reading about more aggressive bear activity in the area.
Let there be just a single day without many comments and/or photos and the griping begins ! Really people, relax; the crew does a wonderful; they're there for their guests; this blog site is but secondary perk.
GREAT VIEW!! Very multi-tasking photo - blue sky, trees, mountains, llama, & dwelling. Thank you for sharing it.
Curious photo. I wonder what the Llama on the right is looking at ? It gives me an idea to comment on my own site, the llamas, that is. After having hiked in the Park for about forty-seven years I didn't start staying up at the Lodge until 2004, and of course, fell immediately in love with its atmosphere. The t-shirt that year (I wound up with two of these) depicted the now-retired llama "Sparky" who was friendly enough, as long as you didn't pet him in a place he didn't want you to ! My site today describes a nice hike to Ramsay Cascades; I may comment more on the llamas at a later time. One of the reasons I like the Trillium trail the most is because I can usually see the llamas, but I can no longer keep up with their pace ! G'day
Hi Doug Y, will be going to your site now! Phillip, this is a griping world!! Good multi-tasking as you said Crystal. Tammy, that was funny! ya'll HAGD!
Doug, good to see snow at the start of summer. Do you remember the temp? Funny about the snow men! Good day.
Norman: the temperature necessarily had to be hovering around the 32F freezing point. Yes, whoever made those "mini-snowmen" had a sense of humor.
Phillip, I didn't mean to sound like I was griping. Just tried to make a joke about the llamas. I just thought maybe there was a "glitch" where the photo made it but the text didn't. Love any photos and text anytime we get it, no matter when we get it! I too hope to be one of the guests they're taking care of later this year! Have a gloriously beautiful (and hopefully for us) dry sunny day!
Doug Y, I also encountered the "mini-snowmen" several years ago. Can't remember for sure, but I think it was on Alum. Humorous and a bit strange.
Glad you posted your comments, Franklin. I feared that folks might think I was crazy, drunk at the time, or hallucinating ! Could have been the same person !? Once, driving to Florida, I began seeing graffiti sprayed on the bridge underpasses along the Interstate that said simply: "The Mojo Man" ! Great Galloping Gertie !!! Whoever did that had lots of time, energy, and paint ! Yeah, it's a crazy world. No wonder I love staying up at the Lodge. At least there you won't meet too many "way out there" individuals ! g'day
I wasn't griping either. I know the llamas keep them busy plus I was concerned about the Bears in the area.
Doug, as always, enjoyed your blog. If I'm not mistaken, isn't the trailhead for Ramsey Cascades in the Greenbriar area. My daughter and I started up the trail one day, but turned around before reaching the cascades. What trail does it intercept that leads to the lodge?
Hey Tammy (Tx),
It's a different trail that leads to the lodge. When driving back in Greenbrier, there's a point at which you turn left and cross a bridge to get to the Ramsey Cascades trail. If you go straight at that point, instead of turning left and crossing the bridge, the road dead ends at the Porters Creek trailhead. Follow that trail about a mile and the Brushy Mountain trail forks off to the right, and from there it's just over 8 miles to the LeConte summit. You can read more about the Brushy Mountain trail at http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/brushy_mountain_trail.htm.
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