On November 9, the final day of this visit to the Smokies, we took a stroll on the Little River Trail. I say "stroll" because we were just meandering, enjoying the beautiful day in our beautiful surroundings, without setting a destination or a mileage goal for ourselves.
Little River Trail is an easy trail that follows an old roadbed alongside one of the many picturesque rivers in the national park. For the first quarter-mile or so, the trail passes some now decaying old homes. The National Park Service ended the leases on these homes in 1992, leaving them to rot where they stood.
This lovely stone bridge stands at the site of one of the old homes.
A couple of fisherman doing what fishermen love most
A glimpse of Little River. Notice the tree (or trees) growing around the boulders.
The sun was lighting these leaves perfectly.
The trail curves through the trees, making it look as if we're entering a tunnel. Doug shot this with the camcorder.
The trail, after we had turned around and were beginning our return trip.