penguin chick pictureHI EVERYBODY!!

Penguins don't like to climb UP things, but we do like to slide DOWN things.  If you take a wrong step here, you slide WAY down.  I'll stay on the ice down here for now.

See you later!

Inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Forest are a number of self-guided tours.  One that was fairly short to walk was the Laurel Falls tour.  It's about a 1.3 mile hike up to where the falls are located.  From top to bottom, Laurel Falls is about 60-80 feet (depending on who you ask.)

The beginning of our mountain trek.
Steady there Angie!
Looking out into the Smokies.
Nice little bug.
More Mountains.
A great view!
What can I say?
Spider dude!
The Laurel Falls.
Chris, the explorer!
Down below the precipice!
About 20 or so feet BELOW where every one else is.
Angie taking a break on the way down.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Ripley's Aquarium
Westgate Resort, Gatlinburg
Headin' to Tennessee

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*Emperor penguin chick photo courtesy of Guillaume Dargaud