Abrams Creek

I hiked alone to Abrams Falls from Abrams Creek instead of the more popular trail from Cades Cove. I completed the loop on Rabbit Creek Trail that included two stream crossings I didn't know about before setting out. Carrying my boots and socks, I crossed bare foot. It was a peaceful hike, and I stopped many times to look at the spring flowers. I spent lunch on a rock in the middle of the stream a bit down river from Abrams Falls. The orange flower was toward the end of the hike around mile 11 and was the only flower of that type I saw on the hike. On my drive home, I saw a neighbor has about 25 of them growing just down the road.