To start the Summer off right, Tanner and I headed to Pikeville, TN to go camping for a few days. It was our first solo camping trip so we were a little nervous, but we decided to take on the challenge! We grabbed the essentials: Campfire food/desserts (aka pre-cooked Chicken Sausages and S’more ingredients), a tent, some snacks, a change of clothes, and a few other tidbits, and hit the road!
As we pulled into our site, we saw a beautiful deer chowing down right next to us! Needless to say, we knew we had made the right decision. Along with a family of 5-6 deer, we also were blessed to hike and climb to view at least FOUR different gorgeous and huge waterfalls.
Lastly, I want to note that these pictures were taken with my Canon Powershot that I have had since oh about Sophomore year….of HIGH SCHOOL! (it has been a great and durable point and shoot pocket camera). Unfortunately, with the decreased size, you sacrifice on abilities. Therefore, these pictures may not be the best quality, but nonetheless, I wanted to share our adventures with you all!
The following pictures are from what is called a “cable trail”, which essentially was a rock face that we climbed down. You will also notice that the cable is 100% unreachable for oh about 75% of the trail, which coincidentally was the hardest part to both descend and ascend. Luckily, there were some solid roots that we were able to us to help up climb. We honestly did not know whether or not we were going to make it back up, but we did, thus my victorious punching at the end (you’ll see). Once we climbed down, we were blown away by a view of not one, but TWO waterfalls. There was also this beautiful mist that Tanner captured perfectly, so props to my second shooter there!
YOU SHALL NOT PASS! (nerd reference alert)
Tanner’s S’more creations:
Proof that you can still eat healthy and clean out in the wild!
The following pictures were from our climb down to the bottom of Fall Creek Falls