Continuing the streak of fabulous firetower hikes, this time up and over Shuckstack toward Doe Knob and accompanied by Bonnie; thus, completing the 72.6 miles of Appalachian Trail in the Smokies. 
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Ketchup and Mustard were seen all the way up from Fontana.
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Even inside the firetower, the chilling winds found their way in...Exhibit A: Bonnie.
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Upon leaving the tower for the first time, a few deer pass underneath.
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Ta da!!! Reaching the AT junction at Doe Knob having hiked all of the AT within the Smokies!  Thanks Bonnie for taking the pic!
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Imagine hearing the crunching of leaves underfoot, then the rattles of a 3 foot long Timber Rattlesnake.  Luckily, a few yards off the trail and not interested in us, but we wisely chose not to linger and warned hikers heading that direction.
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Our second visit to the firetower proved gratifying, as views over Lake Fontana were much clearer and the waters sparkling.



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