|Rain, Rain, go away! Campsite at Unicoi State Park|
We had been surprised by traffic zipping by on the highway that one must walk on if you take the 2.4 mile Lakeside Trail around the small, but very pretty lake. We had started walking with our two dogs at the visitors center and walked the well-worn trail counter-clockwise all the way to the dam, where we discovered we had to share a highway with oncoming traffic. While the speed limit is 35 miles per hour, few drivers gave us any reason to not believe we were sitting ducks as they flew across the dam. Additionally, there is no sign at the other side of the dam to show where the trail resumes! After a false walk down to a dock, we started across the parking area trying to stay on the forest side of the guardrail. That soon washed out and we once again crossed into the small area between the guardrail and a painted white line that supposedly keeps you safe from cars barreling down the curved hill.
|Anna Ruby Falls, near Unicoi State Park|