Savage Gulf

On the weekend of Halloween, Zac + I went backpacking in Savage Gulf.

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We started at the Laurel Gulf Overlook

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...and then headed to the Stone Door Trail


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The Big Creek Gulf trail was so rocky + hardly a trail at all.  You had to keep looking for the white blazes.  It was tough + I kept twisting my ankle even though I was wearing tough hiking boots!

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We saw these beautiful pink leaves on the trees + the fall colors were in full affect:


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We took a side trip to Ranger Creek Falls.  There were more rocks + we had to step on stones to cross Big Creek (it was dry).  The falls were pretty + we sat on some logs + ate lunch.


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I was so exhausted by the time we made it to camp.  I wasn't sure if I could make it, haha.  The trail kept getting steeper + STEEPER + harder!!!


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We camped at Alum Gap.  It was really nice.  There were lots of campsites.  One looked really cool, on the edge of the cliff, but it was taken.  We found one away from everyone.  The people next to us were another couple + a cute dog!  We might bring Vera next time :)  The ranger checked in with us to make sure we had enough water since it was dry + to see if we needed anything which was nice.

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We were running low on water (a recurring theme for us) + we weren't sure how far or hard the hike was to get water so we decided to take the short, easy hike called Laurel Trail back to the Ranger Station.  We saw some old moonshine stills.  I was shocked when we made it back to the ranger station because it took no time at all + was so easy.

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We were hungry for real food + thirsty, so we went to the local waffle house.  It was a huge let down.  Then we headed to Nashville + checked into the plush Hutton Hotel :) Ahh...took a rain shower + laid in bed.  It was SOOOOOOOO Relaxing!!!  That night (Halloween) we went to Cantina Laredo for dinner + ordered the movie The Switch in the room.

The next day we had engagement pictures taken by the amazing Tec Petaja in Franklin.  We had so much fun + the locations were beautiful!!!  I can't wait to see the pictures!!! 

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