These will be paved in new improvements announced by the park.
From reading the article it looks like a fair amount of improvements. They all will be welcome.
Thanks for the link. What area is considered to be the "Sinks"?
the sinks are the falls on Laurel River Road... normally there are hoards of people there.
personally i'm annoyed by this "improvement". i have no problem with them fixing roads, bathrooms, camp facilities but the last thing this park needs is more concrete. you don't need a platform to see the falls.
Located just 1.5 miles east of Metcalf Bottoms picnic area, The Sinks are a combination of hydraulic rapids and deep pools. Folklore tells of how a logging train once derailed and plunged into the Little River at this spot. It was never found as the bottom could not be reached. Thereafter, this spot was always referred to as "The Sinks."
This site describes the different areas in real nice short overviews:
Thanks to the both of you for the information!
In regards to repaving roads in Cades Cove...on either Hyatt lane or Sparks lane, (I'm not sure which) there's a section of road that is completely under water. (perhaps ten feet or more) Do they plan to eliminate that water over the road? Personally, I think its kinda pretty. I love stopping just short of that and getting out of the car, and listening to that rushing water.
Let me clerify my last remark, where I stated a section of road in Cades Cove was underwater...I meant a ten foot section of the road, not ten foot deep.
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