After my “man weekend” last weekend I realized that Cathy needed to get out of town and into the mountains pretty badly as well, so we did, what was going to be a little hike, in the Cohutta Wilderness. We got a kick ass route recommendation from our friends Travis and Mary and headed out of town. The plan was to get up early, hit the hike for 2 hours and then head back into town for our neighborhood block party. We even picked up cupcakes to bring to the party. A little bit into the hike, we realized both just how awesome it was out there in terms of leaves and colors, and how awesome the hike itself, and the destination was.
The views, the scenery, the trail, and the falls at the end were incredible. We were already going to be picking up some backpacking gear for early next year, but after seeing the camping area at Panther Creek falls, that decision was set in stone. We are coming back to spend the night. It was amazing. The plan to come back early was scrapped and we ended up spending almost 6 hours hiking, hanging out, looking at views, etc. We came back to the car right before sunset, and promptly finished off the cupcakes. (with some help from a family we met)
I took a whole mess ton of pictures, to the point where Cathy was “over it.” I just couldn’t help myself with how great everything looked.