“We grew up around the creek. We wanted to ensure it would be around for years to come for other people to enjoy.” ~ Margaux Isaksen
One way to beat the heat this summer is to head for the river or creek. A friend of ours we were visiting took us to Deep Creek near Bryson City, NC, in the great Smoky Mountain National Park to just have a look at how popular tubing has become.
This is what we saw regarding this summer ritual.
First, stop at a roadside vendor to rent your tubes or bring them from home.
Next, find a place to park and claim your picnic table.
You may be content to tube right here or go to the campground on the other side of the river and camp for a week like many do.
If you really want to maximize your tube ride, then you must carry your tube up the paved path to one of the bridges. All ages could be seen hefting those huge water lounges for the long hike. The further you walk, the longer the tube ride.
Most importantly, lay back and enjoy the lush mountain scenery.
Be sure to pause in front of the waterfall or take a dip.
Finally, lounge in the summer sun on your tube after a long ride down a cold water creek.
Summer Fun. Stay Cool!