Thursday, September 15, 2011
It’s drizzling a little and just enough that we did not want to commit to a whole day hiking in a raincoat. The rain came later than predicted but, hopefully, it will clear earlier in the afternoon, as predicted. We carried our packs, boots and lunch, but drove down the gravel road to Citico Creek and the historical town site of Jeffery. Here the trail into Jeffery’s Hell begins and climbs toward a lovely waterfall which is, perhaps, better approached from the Cherohalla Skyway. The trail guides would have you believe that the area was named for a wanderer lost for a time in the rhododendron “hells”, but there is this inconveniently named little town site...
At any rate, we “discovered” Citico Creek burbling along in all its trout laden glory and spent several hours following along and wondering what a Tennessee non resident license costs.
The ”improved” road down here approaches one developed campground and several “dispersed camping” sites. (The places folks used to just camp are semi-official now). Al studied the feasibility of bringing the Airstream down here for one of those postcard camping sites. It is doable.
“But Why?” reasoned Patty.
“Cool pictures for the blog”, was not deemed a satisfactory response.