Fall Break 2010: Great Smoky National Park

Fall wildflowers in the mountains
Kristen had a couple of days off her Purdue classes, so we took a quick trip to the Smokies.

Faith, Amanda, Kristen, Paul, Ben, Peter, and Jon

We did a fair amount of hiking on this trip, as usual. It's fun to have older kids. No longer do we carry little children on our backs.Our teens shoulder the bulk of the water and food in the day packs, or when called upon, can ferry a little brother who is wearing out.


Jon becomes a porter for Ben temporarily during our longest hike (8.5 miles, with an elevation gain of 1650 ft.)  


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