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It’s been down-right hot hear on the Cumberland Plateau for the past couple of weeks, and promised relief just never shows up. So I thought perhaps I could feel more comfortable by revisiting an excursion my Beautiful Bride and I took to the Smokies in January, 2013.
We were on our way to visit Cades Cove, but we stopped along the West Prong of Little River on the way so we could visit Meadow Branch Cascade.
As you can tell from the picture above, it was decidedly cooler than it is now. While I scrambled down the bank of the river to get pictures, Betsy kept an eye on me from the safety of the road.
I thought the point where the base of the cascade met the river was a pretty sight.
The West Prong Little River is definitely little before it meets the cascade, but it flowed clear and cold on the day of our visit.
We like visiting the Smokies because we always see something new. We never expected to see a dolphin smiling at us as he stuck is snout out of the rushing water.