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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina and Tennessee - July 10, 2008

The side trip up to Clingman's Dome on a cloudy and foggy day.


The turn off the main park road. [Larger: 1744x1308]

At the parking lot, it was chilly for July.

And it was pretty cloudy. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Views from the parking lot. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And now we climb. [Full size: 3488x2616]

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Near the summit, we reach the Appalachian Trail. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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And the lookout tower at the summit. [Larger: 1744x1308]

A big bug on the wall here. [Crop/Zoom: 765x560]

Not much point in climbing the tower, but we will anyway. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Lichens. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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"Views" from the top. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Back on the ground. The summit is around here somewhere, as is the state line. [Larger: 1744x1308]

A little storage area under the ramp. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Some little trails around the summit. [Larger: 1744x1308]

On the way back down. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Back near the parking area. [Full size: 3488x2616]

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