Headed up to Unicoi State Park to hike the 3 mile trail to Helen. The dogs and I planned to eat at Hans (Brautwurst & Beer) and then hike the 3 miles back over the mountain again to get back to the car. I did this hike just one direction when I was 19 and was worn out at the end. Now I'm out of shape and 40lbs heavier. ------- Well the first thing I did was pack up my bag with one nights worth of supplies...Just incase I either decided to stay in Helen or had to camp out in the woods. I packed all the usual stuff including power bars emergency blanket, matches, flashlight, toilet paper, water etc. Nothing heavy though. I also typed up a route plan and left it at the front desk of the visitor center and got their phone number to let them know if I decided to stay in Helen. As soon as the girls saw my backpack, they went bonkers. Since it was a long drive and Bella is getting old, I tossed her favorite dog bed in the back of the Honda. I loaded up my supplies and the girls and hit the road. Bella was all smiles. Indy trying to look dignified. Here's Toosies old lot. Many a good ride started there back in the day. Before long we wandered into Helen.