Rich Mountain Road

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Terry grins at these types of signs…and eagerly drives on:)

Rich Mountain Road, a 7-mile, one-way route runs north from Cades Cove to the Park boundary at Rich Mountain Gap and on down the mountain to Townsend TN. Rich Mountain Road was built in the 1820s following an old Indian trace into Cades Cove.

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It’s strange to see the road you just traversed down below.

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Looking over Cade’s Cove, where we just spent the afternoon.

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Can you see the white church spire in the lower right corner? It’s the church I included in my previous post (last pic).

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We saw a few trees that looked like they had fallen across or near the road recently. Glad they didn’t fall on us!

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Much cooler temperatures up the mountain.

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We forded this stream. Glad it was flowing gently today!

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See the tiny waterfall?

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Whew. Terry navigated us safely UP and DOWN the one-way primitive mountain road. We and the Pacifica survived! Praise God!

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Rich Mountain Road from Cade’s Cove to Townsend, TN


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