On my last day in TN, the five of us -newly married couple, inlaws and me – all piled into their car and headed out to Greeter Falls to get in a bit of a hike and see the scenery.
It was another gorgeous day where a light jacket – or no coat at all for me – was needed.
The leaves were changing, falling, crunching under our feet, and giving off that sweet aroma of them giving up their last breath in decay.
The first falls we reached was Boardtree falls and being fall and drier, it was but a trickle.
The path led us past many rock outcroppings that had me thinking of my younger rock climbing years and looking at routes I might take if I were to climb now.
No climbing was done on this unpredictable shale.
Then we made it to Greeter Falls and from the perch before the decent to the bottom of the falls, it looked as if you might be able to traverse around and behind the falls.
Heading up the group as the younger couple was hanging back to make sure the parents were using sure and steady steps, I decided to hurry down and see if I could get back behind the falls before someone would say it wasn’t a good idea to try.
A great last day to an unbelievably uplifting and joyous trip.