Sharing the mountain
It is that time of year when Cookie Huff Bowling brings her family and friends back to the mountain she was raised on. Cookie is the daughter of Jack Huff. She spent most of her younger years on this mountain, in fact, she was telling me that she would come up in April and not leave until November. I could not imagine not getting off the mountain at least a few days each month. It is always great to see the younger generations on the mountain running and playing in the great outdoors.
The temperatures are warming up considerably. Yesterdays high was 58. The evenings are still chilly. We reached 33 degrees last night. Remember to pack layers if you are coming up to stay.
Some one was asking about the sand myrtle. We hiked to Rocky Spur on Thursday, it was in full bloom. The view was breathtaking. The sand myrtle on Cliff Tops and Myrtle point still has another few days or a week until it is in its prime.
5/12/2012 01:51:13 am
We had a wonderful time, as always!! I don't think the sky has ever been as clear as it was when we were there! Thanks for being a great hostess, Allyson!!
5/12/2012 03:33:19 am
just where is rocky spur?
Barbara O. Davis
5/12/2012 05:07:23 am
Rocky Spur is off the Rainbow Falls Trail near the top. It is beautiful!
5/12/2012 02:08:54 pm
Took the side trail to Rocky Spur on my hike from the Lodge on Friday, May 4th. Well worth the few minutes extra hiking time, but you will spend even more time enjoying the view.
5/12/2012 05:42:47 am
I would love to meet Cookie Huff Bowling and listen to her stories about the lodge ! Thanks for posting the photo and comments on Rocky Spur; I've only been there once in all the times I've taken Rainbow, but I couldn't see a thing as it was fogged in the single time I was there; I think I must make a special trip up Rainbow just to go there again; Great view; In the lower corner should be the lower end of Gatlinburg unless I'm mistaken; thanks Allyson.
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