This trail was suggested to us by a person in a backpacker store in Brevard NC, and they did not steer us wrong. It was a beautiful hike, with lots of water for Sky to cool off in and refresh.
Sky likes to cool down in the creeks and check out the edges for interesting smells.
This is Wake Robin Trillium, one of the signature flowers in the Smoky Mountains. We came across a small patch of these, and also saw many other wonderful wildflowers. Spring in the Smokies always provides something new around every bend.
Toms Springs Fall is just a short walk from the Daniels Ridge Loop Trail. It is beautiful and very cooling.
Sky and I met these very nice mountain bikers and their dog Avery while we were enjoying the view of Toms Springs Fall. We visited a few minutes, and Sky saw them on their way down the trail, then came back for us to finish our walk together. Good girl Sky!