Well after a day of *thankfully* uneventful driving, we arrived in Cherokee, NC. I have some rather strong, mixed feelings about Cherokee that Im going to save for a later date but let me just say that I think CASINOS SUCK. Anways, after passing through Cherokee as quickly as possible and getting into the park we drove up to Clingmans Dome and where immediately offended by all the 0ther tourists there and left. Best to just go hiking in the woods... let the masses enjoy their 2,000 meter dome. People on the east coast are so easily impressed by anything they have yet to pave anyways.