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I slept in this morning and decided to ride Tsali’s Left Loop the recommended direction, then turn around and ride it race direction as a negative split. I then rode Right Loop as a cool down, before taking the fire road back.

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Fontana Lake is low….

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After riding, cleaning up and packing up I did some exploring. First was the tunnel on the Road to Nowhere…. I was disappointed, first it is a short hike, the tunnel isn’t long enough to need a light, but it is still a cool story. I wanted to hike further down to a waterfall, but I misread the description, not a 5 mile round trip, but 5 miles each way…. opps!

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Tom Branch Falls in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.

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Juney Whank Falls

After a quick bite in Bryson City I drove around a bit looking for primitive camping, but gave up and started home. A great weekend!

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