We had planned to camp more after returning from the Cherokee gathering; did not unpack the truck, left food in the camper. When weekend camping did not work, I decided to look up some old hiking buddies and head down to Fort Mountain State Park. This park about 50 miles southeast of Chattanooga. (Take the I-75 Dalton exit.)
The leaves did not disappoint us! Beautiful scenes everywhere.
The trail was full of rocks and roots.
An old tower with mysterious origins was on top of the mountain. There are two legends about the tower. One talked about a moon-eyed people who built the tower and the other legend involved Welch people coming over in the 1100's and inhabiting the area.
We have been to the Manchester Old Stone Fort and to the Desoto Falls fortifications not realizing this Prince Madoc connection.
A stroll around the lake through the full campground ended the day.