Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Great Smoky Mountains NP-Grotto Falls

After our very long hike, we made it to the Falls.  The 30-foot Grotto Falls is formed by the cascading Roaring Fork, which has its headwaters near the summit of Mount Le Conte. Above the falls, the trail, also known as the Trillium Gap Trail, continues to Mount Le Conte. This route is taken by llamas used to carry food and linens to Le Conte Lodge twice weekly from late March to Thanksgiving.
 This is the only waterfall in the park that you can walk behind.