Have you taken a moment lately to just pause and take a time out from all we’re facing as a society? Ebola. Isis. Slow economy recovery. Moving “like a snail” Congress. Guns, guns, guns. You know the list. It could go on and on. But, I decided a pause to refresh was in order. So, here I am: hiking in the mountains on an overcast yet perfect day; breathing fresh, mountain air. Decompressing from the rigors of life. Try it out – quite exhilarating.
At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest mountain in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and one of the highest peaks in the eastern United States. My family and I took in this panoramic view at the observation tower pictured. For decades, visitors have enjoyed the view. Recommend a visit if you’re in the North Carolina/Tennessee area. Be prepared for rain, wind, and cooler temperatures.