|view on the drive up to Clingmans Dome|
|Forney Ridge Trail|
|looking past wild azalea bushes to the hill beyond|
|heading back down the mountain|
wild flowers everywhere!
|Turks cap lily|
Beautiful wild flowers line the roads up in the park and add to the beauty of the lush forest. It is a few degrees cooler and the shade from the trees helps while hiking. Getting out early is still more comfortable though as the temps are in the low 80's with 60+ percent humidity!