Lewis & Clark II

Today, Jackson, Grayson & I conquered Bays Mountain in East Tennessee. We began our ascent mid morning andy by noon were standing at the base of a fire tower on the summit. The fire tower was built in 1937 and obviously not maintained since...

We stumbled to the top of the stairs for an amazing 360 degree view of the vallies on both sides. The structure was not exactly as solid as I wished it was, but we made the climb and ate our sandwhiches top side. Jackson had a minor freakout moment on the descent of the water tower but we talked him down without having to throw him over the edge.

It took us about 3 1/2 hrs to make the full trip. We stumbled on to 3 deer on the way back down - two running on our path and another one who surfaced from the lake as we walked by. It was a great day to be a dad!

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