we headed to gatlinburg in august for alicia's birthday. we split rent on a huge cabin and enjoyed our time there and in pigeon forge and downtown gatlinburg. on our saturday there, jay and i decided to hit the chimney tops trail. we thought we were in decent shape. well, our current shapes thought differently. we did hike about 1.5 of the 2 miles.... and when we were still staring at the mostly straight up trail, and the clouds enveloping the top of the trail, we decided to save our lungs, hearts, legs, etc. and head back down. but we got a few pictures from there. the next day we all hiked up clingman's dome and enjoyed some views on the way back. it was a nice, relaxing weekend with good friends.