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Old Jan 31, 2014, 8:08 PM   #1
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Was scheduled to lead a hike up to Rocky Top in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park last Tuesday. Trails were fine, but roads were not, so we had to change plans and use a series of trails that were closer to park entrances. This group of fine hikers walked about 14+ miles from Greenbrier to Sugarlands. As hike leader, I could not pause to take many photos, but did get a few samples, mostly at the lunch stop. It's an old homesite at the end of the Baskins Creek Trail.
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 8:09 PM   #2
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Here are some of the old outbuildings nearby.
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 8:10 PM   #3
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A little side path led to Baskins Falls - we went to see how frozen it was.
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Old Jan 31, 2014, 8:12 PM   #4
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It was indeed frozen, and some amazing icicle "decorations" too!
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Wish I could have shown you more of this rich and snowy landscape, but hope you enjoyed the glimpses. Thanks for any comments and critique!
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Nice series. Good shots of the falls with the ice formations. Any idea how old the homesite is?
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Very nice Mole, but I still don't like the cold, I really like the ice formations. Nicely shot
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Bob - This was the Jim Bales farm. He lived 1869-1939, nearly all that time at this farm. But the house was brought in from over at Sugarlands, it's the Alex Cole cabin from the early 1900's. Here's an interesting document about it:
http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NR...t/76000165.pdf

Hans - Thanks! Ice was a little tricky to photograph, because it was so slippery all around the falls. But sure was pretty!
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