Norris Dam

Well, nice to be back home and have access to the internet again (since our hu-dad so carefully left the house without his laptop card).  That just means that we will spend this week’s posts telling you about our adventure this weekend.  We took off for Norris Dam State Park.  Yes, we have been there before, but we camped in a different area of the park this time and we actually walked out on the dam.  These first two pictures were taken the afternoon after we walked out on the dam, thus no morning fog obscuring the pictures.

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This is what a similar view looked like with the morning fog.

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The dam was built by the Tennessee Valley Authority from 1933 to 1936 and is 1860 feet (567 meters) long and 265 feet (81 meters) high.  That is a long ways down.  We walked all the way out to the center of the dam – the tower that you see in the first picture – and took this picture leaning over the railing.

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We try to be pretty cool, but sometimes you can’t help just being impressed.  Even the ever cool and calm Natasha was enjoying the views.

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And so was Rusty, but he is never one to hide his enthusiasm.

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Since we were out on the dam at sunrise, we were able to take some great pictures of the fog burning off.  The first picture is particularly fun, because the breeze from the lower part of the dam was causing a great pattern in the fog at the end of the dam itself.  The other pictures are out over Norris Lake.

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Many tales (and tails) about this weekend to come.

16 Comments

  1. Steve & Kat on July 30, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I bet you could see all the squirrels in a 15 mile radius from the top of the dam!

    Steve

  2. Teddy Bear on July 28, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Beautiful pictures! Natasha is so brave!

  3. Teddy Bear on July 28, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Beautiful pictures! Natasha is so brave!

  4. Mochi on July 27, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    It is so beautiful there!

    Mochi

  5. Huffle Mawson on July 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I swear, you pups get to go on the COOLest adventures!

    Huffle Mawson

  6. simcha on July 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    That’s what we like about TTH’s blog. We get to look at pictures and dream about where we go next! Rusty looks SOOOO excited~

  7. NCMountainwoman on July 27, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    We’ve passed by the Norris Dam signs so many times and we’ve never gone. Your photographs have certainly encouraged us to make a visit there. It looks like a wonderful place.

  8. the Army of Four on July 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Oh, those are just breathtaking photos! I don’t think I’d be brave enough to walk across that, though. It’s scary than the Trippy Trap Bridge!!!
    Love,
    Ammy

  9. Jaime on July 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    GREAT pictures, and what a neat adventure for you guys! Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

    Wags and woofs,
    Benson and Gibson

  10. Denns the Vizsla on July 27, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Love the early-morning fog. Very impressive dam!

  11. Princess Eva on July 27, 2009 at 9:49 am

    Great views!

    At least they didn’t forget you!

    Princess Eva

  12. Stella on July 27, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Wonderful pictures and I knew those dogs were fearless, I just knew it!

    Kisses,
    Stella

  13. KB on July 27, 2009 at 9:18 am

    Great photos! At least your computer problem (forgetting the card) is fixable. Mine’s not 🙁

  14. The OP Pack on July 27, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Wow, quite the view indeed. Mom says that shot of Natasha makes her very nervous – hope no pup thought about testing the waters.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  15. Storm Glory on July 27, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Those are great pictures! You are very brave to lean over that railing. I’m afraid of heights. Mom can’t even put me on a grooming table. 🙂

    Storm

  16. Khyra on July 27, 2009 at 5:48 am

    Pawesome pikhs!

    Furry furry pawesome!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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