Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall Colors at Cloudland Canyon


Last weekend Rachel and I went on a hike with some friends to Cloudland Canyon, which is located on top of Lookout Mtn, south of Chattanooga. Although it was cold and windy, there wasn't any rain, so it was a lovely day for a hike amongst the beautiful canyon and gorgeous fall colors. Here are the girls at the start of our hike!

Here's the view from the top of the trail...



And looking across the canyon at all the fall colors...

zooming in for a closer look!

The maples are a really vibrant red color this year. Absolutely gorgeous!


We hiked about 0.8 miles down to the bottom of the canyon...


One of the trees in the bottom of the canyon had some weird scale-like growth on the trunk. When I took a closer look, I saw they were actually mushrooms growing on the trunk of the tree!


After our easy hike down, we were rewarded with this lovely waterfall and pool in the bottom of the canyon...


The water from the pool flows out down a sweet little stream...


Here are the happy hikers after the hike!



All in all, it was a lovely place to see Fall in all its splendor!



3 comments:

Lora said...

"The whole earth is full of His glory!" The pictures of God's handiwork are amazing! Oh my, what a beautiful post - I would have loved to have been a part of this hike. It looks like a fun day. Blessings to you and Rachel.

Cindy said...

It's so beautiful! I don't live too far from Chattanooga and have always wanted to do that! Hopefully I can see Cloudland Canyon soon!

mom2six said...

Wow, beautiful pictures. We will have to look into taking a hike there since we do not live too far away. Thanks!