Great Smokies: Lynn Camp Falls

Hey everyone! This is the first post in my short series about Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I have been to over 15 national parks and monuments in the US so far in my life, and every one is different than the next. It is amazing to see what comes with each new national park I visit. The pictures in this post are from the Middle Prong Trail, which consists of numerous waterfalls, cascades, and cataracts. It’s an 8.3 mile long roundtrip and has a lot of elevation gain, so it is one of the more difficult hikes in the park. The falls pictured are the Lower Lynn Camp Falls, which are relatively small but fast-moving and beautiful nonetheless. Stay tuned for more posts about my time in the Smokies!

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Whitefish Mountain

If you ever get a chance to visit Glacier National Park, I highly recommend going to Whitefish Mountain Resort. They have a scenic chair lift going to the top of the mountain, a long alpine slide, an aerial adventure park (basically a ziplining obstacle course), and a bunch of other fun activities. And on the way to Whitefish Mountain, an ideal highway to take is Going-to-the-Sun Road! It’s a great scenic road that goes through the mountains and lakes.

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Toadstool hoodoos

When I visited the Toadstool Hoodoos in Utah, I discovered that it was one of the few places that has the ability to bring out the adventurous little 8-year old in me! I spent hours exploring the area and climbing all over the sand formations on my hands and knees. And by the time I left, I found out there was a whole other side of the vast, stone “mushroom farm” that I hadn’t even gotten to! So if you visit these sculptures, make sure you have more than enough time to get through everything.

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