Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Matt Miller, Shane Miller
Date: September 2004
Just us boys tried out our new pop up camper that had a slider that gave us more interior room. We drove through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee into the national park. We hiked four miles past Grotto Falls on Trillium Gap Trail. We played in the small ponds by the waterfall looking under hundreds of rocks to catch newts and salamanders with our bare hands. Matt was really good at finding and catching them. Deer always wandered nearby. That night we sat around the warm campfire.
The next morning Matt cooked sausage, spam and pancakes on the indoor grill. We didn’t open any window so it got quite smoky in the camper.