Mountain Ash trees full of berries! Just gorgeous. Park volunteer said the bears love these and that the trees only berry every so many years, but I'm not sure about that. I couldn't find anything online that said that. He also told us because they were available this year the bear would be out and Cade's Cove would be the place to see them at dusk. So we hot-footed it down there and guess what no Mountain Ash in Cade's Cove! They don't grow below 5,000ft. in the Appalachians! I think they need to train their volunteers a little better! But we did see bear! Here's a bit about the Mountain Ash.
|Shelley and dad|
|Bossman and Tom|
|Me and Shelley, co-horts in crime!|