Clingmans Dome Pictures And Movie Hike
Clingmans Dome is the highest peak in the Smokies at 6,643'. On a clear day the observation tower on the summit of the mountain offer a spectacular 360 degree view of the Smokies and beyond. As I arrived at the trail Via the Newfound Gap Road, it was very windy around 50 miler per hour. Filming was tough and a challenge. The trail was steep but paved. I was surrounded by Red Spruce and Frazier Fir trees in all directions. The Appalachian Trail paralleled Clingmans Dome and I planned on taking it back down later.
The vistas were magnificent as I climbed up the trail. I couldn't help but wonder what the 360 degree vista on top the dome would reveal. When I arrived on top of the dome I filmed the signs that showed what you were looking at in all directions. I was lucky for it was a clear day. You could see all of the Smokies park this day.
I then hiked back down the .5 mile section of the Appalachian Trail to the parking lot. The Appalachian Trail cuts through the entire park and is located on the West to East mountain ridge border between Tennessee and North Carolina. The Red Spruce and Frazier Fir trees made for another great and memorable experience in this great Smoky Mountains National Park. I felt lost on this trail because of the endless sea of mountains and trails. Now I was really by myself.
Grotto Falls Trail
Laurel Falls Trail
Abrams Falls Trail
Chimney Tops Trail
Newfound Gap Road