A trail leads from the entrance around rock features to a long overlook referred to as "Lovers Leap", with a spectacular view of 7 states. It is said that on a VERY clear day you can see Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, although this is disputed, see Wikipedia. When we were there is was not a clear day but nevertheless, it is a spectacular view.
|Lovers Leap on Lookout Mountain|
|The trail leads through a narrow crevice|
known as "Fat Man's Squeeze".
|Rappelling is available for the brave.|
|There was an excellent raptor show |
with different kinds of owls.
|The handlers told us a lot about the |
birds, even mimicking their calls.
|This is a beautiful red-tailed hawk.|
|Even a surprisingly personable buzzard|
|Just as it was getting really interesting there was a loud clap |
of thunder and we all ran for shelter to escape the rain.