Drove/Hiked up to Wayah Bald 360 lookout along the Appalachian Trail over looking Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains with beachyrunner. Altitude of 5,342 feet. Driving up this thing was real sketch, couldn’t imagine hiking it… of course we’d run into a cool dude crazy enough to do just that. Meet Arthur, a hiker taking on a 5+ month journey through the Appalachian Trail. He started on 4/1 with goal of making it to Maine.
You can follow his travels at arthursantoretovar.blogspot.com and his Instagram sasquatchstalkr. Send him some good vibes and support… dude has a long way to go with still some cold nights ahead of him.
Had a “cool” cabin lined up for the next couple days in the honeymoon. We drove into back wood mountain roads for 45 minutes before arriving. Got there and scoped it out… not what the website advertised. Real sketch. The banjo music playing in off in the distance (or in back of my mind) didn’t help. We chose to bail and not get murdered in our sleep.
Hitting up some more waterfalls, hiking trails and Gatlinburg as we make our way back to KY. It’s been an amazing couple weeks and I’m sure we’ll drown you in beautiful views and selfies later on.