Cataloochee, North Carolina
While visting family in Tennesse we heard that you could see alot of Elk down in Cataloochee and packed a picnic dinner to check it out. It was a windy, one lane road up a mountain to get to the National Park of Catalooche. I’m terrified of heights and practically held my breath the whole way up while my mother drove my car. Of course the scenery was beautiful and as the sun began to set, the Elk started coming out into the fields. They were everywhere and enormous. I brought my 70-200 mm lens, so I was able to get some closer shots, but the Elk didn’t seem to be afraid of people and walked up pretty close to vehicles and people standing around. We stopped at a historic house and barn built in the early 1900’s and had a picinic dinner. While setting up for the picnic Evie thought it would be fun to play in the creek and obviously she had a ball. Her face was priceless as she splashed around and got her skirt and hair soaked. As dusk settled in we made our way out of the park stopping a few times to check out a few more Elk roaming around. All in all we had a great time and definitly a neat experience for the family.