Thursday, May 10, 2012
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
A few miles away is the famous National Park. This is one of the most visited parks in the country and we could certainly see why. The trees were in full leaf, but in that new, light spring green color that is so beautiful.
The road passed through this archway of tall trees and we learned that most of these trees had been planted by the CCC back in the 1930's.
Orinda learned that the CCC workers were paid $30 a month, but sent $25 of it home to their family. The workers built the road we were on, retaining walls around streams, and the scenic turnouts such as this one.