GCPMV2 Over the Bridge

While in the Dayton, TN area visiting my daughter at school, one of the sites we visited was the Laurel Falls Pocket Wilderness for some geocaching and hiking.  You can read more information on this geocache at the geocaching.com listing:  GCPMV2 Over the Bridge.   You can also see more images in my post on the Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness.  Here’s some pictures of the area around the cache:

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GC14T2M Laurel Falls Earthcache

While in the Dayton, TN area visiting my daughter at school, one of the sites we visited was the Laurel Falls Earthcache.  For the uninitiated, an Earthcache is a Geocache without a container.  Its intended to be a point of interest, generally with some significance to the Earth.  I’ve also seen these referred to as “Waymarks” or “Waymarking”.  As a type of geocache, logging an earthcache generally requires answering some questions to prove you were there, and perhaps also providing a picture.  You can read more information on the earthcache at the geocaching.com listing: GC14T2M Laurel Falls Earthcache.  You can also see more images in my post on the Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness.  Here’s some pictures of the area around the earthcache:

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Laurel Snow Pocket Wilderness

I went down to Tennessee this past weekend to visit Elizabeth at school.  While there, we decided to do some geocaching.  One of the geocaches I wanted to do was one called Snoopy’s Mine Blowing Experience.  In doing so, we discovered an amazing area called the Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness.  It apparently also used to be called the Bowater Pocket Wilderness.  While the geocache was amazing, what was more amazing was the area itself.  Named for two different waterfalls: Laurel and Snow,  80ft and 33ft respectively, the area offers miles of “moderate” hiking.  Personally, if some of those trails are “moderate” I shudder at what “difficult” would be :-).  I can’t wait to get back out here when there are more leaves on the trees!  Elizabeth and I took hundreds of pictures:

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