Our most recent trip was a bit shorter and sweeter. My wife and I got away one night for our Anniversary and believe it or not she opted for camping!
We headed up to Clingman's Dome, the highest point in the GSMNP at 6643. For you big mountain dwellers, we live at 900 ft, so it's 5500 up for us. I guess if you live in Denver it's about the same view as an 11k peak.
We were lucky enough to get another perfectly clear day and some good pics. We also had a nice picnic out of the van on the sidewalk here
and boy, does an SMB draw a crowd in a place like this! They just practically don't exist here, not pop-tops, not 4wd vans, and not really expedition vehicles of any kind. It's a good problem to have, but not easy to have a peaceful and quiet anniversary picnic. Our fault for picking that spot I guess.
My favorite shot of the trip was the next morning
And this big guy we saw in a field on the way down. There were several females (cows) and little ones around but this guy was without a doubt the most graceful.
It was a short, but great getaway. Probably our last for this year.