After church, we left for Greeneville, it's a 60 mile drive from my house to the parking lot at the top of Camp Creek Bald. I know this because my uncle likes to keep meticulous detail when it comes to travel. This was by far the warmest and least windy day that I have visited this mountain and also the busiest. Being a weekend day, there were numerous cars there upon our arrival, including one from Iowa and a van load of church members from Pennsylvania! The group from Pa arrived just before us and my Uncle (who has never met a stranger) immediately began talking to the group. They all had matching shirts on indicating "vacation with a purpose" it turns out they were in Greene County on a mission trip to help rebuild residences damaged and destroyed by last springs tornado outbreaks! It's good to know there are still decent people left in the world and even better that they appreciate a good view! Here's a photo of the group with my dad and uncle.
|Greene County mission trip for the fine folks from Pennsylvania|
|Blackstack Cliffs overlook and a long way down|
|not many people can hike in wingtips, Uncle Jim can|
|Dad bravely at the cliff's edge!|
|crystal clear views|
|destination in sight!|
|so that's who keeps stacking rocks!|