“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”-Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods
This view from the trail leading to Myrtle Point is looking out over some of the most remote areas in the National Park. The section between TriCorner Knob shelter and Pecks Corner shelter is some of the most remote wilderness you can find in the south east. It is impressive just how far you can see on these clear days. The ridge lines are so detailed. The views are worth the wait. The weather men are calling for rain this evening. I guess we had better get out for one last stroll to enjoy this weather while we have it. The high yesterday was 66 with a low of 44.
9/27/2012 02:29:29 am
Thoreau was some kind of fellow. Yes, Allyson, the areas of which you spoke are truly remote. It's a great place to hike. Down around Fontana Dam and in that portion of the Park are also some very remote areas; I've hiked them all, but am more familiar withe the NE portion and prefer it. I was wondering about something this morning: Assuming the "triangle" is still rung for meals, when did this tradition begin ? Just curious. I got to ring it myself on one of my visits and that thing is heavy ! G'day.
9/27/2012 12:51:48 pm
I am so envious of you and the crew on LeConte. Y'all get to live amidst God's handiwork and observe the wonders of His work.
Tom and Jean
9/27/2012 01:05:26 pm
Hiked to Mt LeConte today via Alum Cave Trail. What a beautiful hike. Kudos to Nathan, he was so kind, He interrupted his lunch to open up the gift shop so that we could get our T Shirts and head on down the mountain. It is so peaceful at Mt LeConte. Thank you for the wonderful memories.
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