Monday, November 24, 2014

Fontana Dam

on the way to our halloween yurting trip, we stopped to see Fontana Dam. it is the tallest dam in the Eastern US & was the 4th tallest in the world when it was built! we passed parts of Fontana Lake in August when we did the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, but we didn't make it to the dam on that trip. neither one of us had been to a huge dam before so it was fun to see! 

it was cloudy & lightly raining while we were there because the snow was on it's way. we were the only people there when we first walked up, so it was super quiet when we peeked over into the hole - talk about creepy! the Appalachian Trail actually crosses over Fontana Dam, so we can now say that we've been on the AT! :)



have you ever visited a large dam?


12 comments:

  1. Whoa! Robyn, those are awesome photos! I've never been to a huge dam like that, and I think I might have to alone because the Mr. doesn't like heights!

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  2. Oh man that would be creepy if you were all alone! I haven't visited anything like this before that I can remember.

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  3. We saw this when we went on our anniversary trip in September! So cool!

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  4. I've never been to a dam before! That is cool!

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  5. I love that area, it's gorgeous!!! I have been to a few dams, but Fontana isn't one of them. And that picture looking down over it kind of made my stomach do that thing it does right at the top of a roller coaster! lol! :)

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  6. i have never seen anything like it before! so big and complex!

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  7. thanks Jess! this was my first time & it was amazing to see the grandness of it all! it was a little spooky to look over the edge, that's for sure!

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  8. super creepy! but really cool at the same time!

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  9. oh cool! it was my first time going out there! so neat!!

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  10. i hadn't either! i didn't really know what to expect!!

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  11. so gorgeous!! :) haha yeah my stomach definitely did that when i looked over the edge!! and i was scared to stick my phone out to snap a photo haha!


    what dams have you been to?

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