Another day in the park, another day of fog on the mountain tops...
It did make for some interesting photos of the mossy capstones up there amid the vines:
An old campsite, complete with large fireplace (?):
Gotta wonder how this ended up there:
Back to the natural type of wonders:
The only deer (of the many that I saw, or maybe it was the same ones over and over) that stood still long enough for a photo:
The next day - finally a sunny day! A great day for a hike with the husband:
If you see this during the Barkley, you are off course:
Testicle Spectacle trail up the powerline:
And Meth Lab Hill down the other side, along with an odd piece of trash that John found on the dirt road. In case you can't read it, it says "Read and follow all warnings before use" and we thought that was appropriate for the Barkley:
"Digging of Ginseng Prohibited" - ?
The iconic mine on the Old Prison Mine Trail, along with an orange hat that looks strangely familiar:
Geometry with John:
Old prison guard house:
Checking out the Rat Jaw climb for the first time...
We're going up THAT?!
For now, we took the candy-ass way around on roads to the top, taking a look at Tub Springs along the way:
Tower on top of Frozen Head Mountain:
Nice views from the tower! It was so great to be able to see around me for once.
Looking down Rat Jaw from the top:
And over toward Indian Head:
Strolling back to the truck:
One of the really loud frogs along the way - it shut up when we approached but we managed to spot it in the puddle. And it's really tiny. Big voice for such a little creature.
If nothing else, the hikes around Frozen Head have been super enjoyable!