Dennis Cove Trailhead
Stalking Tortoise and Smoking Sox ready to kick off Section Hike #29
First view of Laurel Fork Falls
See that guy standing at the top of the falls?
Is this really the trail?
A masonry project to provide a trail around the rock formation
Watauga Lake through the trees on the descent from Pond Mountain
Still a lot of descent to get to the shelter along the shores of the lake
Watauga Lake Shelter and a happy Smoking Sox
The Watauga Lake Dam
Watauga Lake from the top of the dam on Sunday morning
Back side of the dam and the canyon carved out to create material for the dam fill.
Climbing up from the lake on Day 2
A total of 2000' of elevation gain for Day 2
Sox enjoying the view from the Vandeventer Shelter rocks
Watauga Lake wraps around the various ridges and mountains
A nice tentsite for Sox behind the Iron Mountain Shelter
Sox arrives at an empty Iron Mountain Shelter
Iron Mountain Shelter - not the prettiest but good enough on a cold night
Looks like Uncle Nick Grindstaff had a caring family.
Someone put a lot of effort into carrying mortar up to the top of the ridge to create this monument to a loved one.
Bog bridges in a swampy area on Monday morning