Little River near Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. May 22, 2012.
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We had to take our car into Knoxville for servicing in late May, so we made an early morning appointment so we would have most of the day for a visit to the Smokies. We decided to hike to the Little River Trail from the Elkmont Campground. The trail follows the river and leads to Husky Branch Falls.
The day started well, and we enjoyed the drive to Elkmont as we always do. We often left the trail to get pictures of the river, which was beautiful (above).
George in the rain on our hike along Little River. May 22, 2012. (Photo by Betsy)
And then the rains came. Fortunately we had rain jackets with us. The jackets helped us, and our cameras, keep dry. We kept going, even though it was raining hard at times.
Husky Branch Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. May 22, 2012.
The rain started to let up when we got to Husky Branch Falls, so we were able to enjoy this pretty waterfall.
Betsy taking pictures along Little River in the Smokies. May 22, 2012.
It was still raining as we headed back to the car. At times it was only drizzling, so we continued to shoot the river as we walked back.
Our hike that day was about 4.3 miles, and it was raining for only four of those miles! But it was a great day.