If you've never been you need to put it on your list.
Yeah the roads are like this.
ELK! Finally I got pictures and not of their backsides.
They were feeding in a field by the side
of the road and naturally stopped traffic.
This is the start of Clingman's Dome.
Which is a half mile in and out.
Up a paved road that's deceitfully innocent in the beginning
luring you in as an easy walk
that escalates into a 9% grade where you are
practically perpendicular to the road.
Of course there are tidbits of beauty to make you not notice
that you're sounding like an obscene phone call
with every step you take.
This is your reward at the top.
You get to walk up another ramp to get to the tower.
Word was a 90 year old man made the trek.
I'm thinking it may have been a rumor so that no one
could now quit in.
I started up the ramp and got to right here
before I wigged my bad-self out
because we all know I HATE HEIGHTS.
However, I am impressed I got that far.
It was a lot easier going down that up.
However, it was worth the trip.