Fished upper Hazel last weekend and caught lots of little rainbows and brookies. We hiked the 12 miles down from Clingman's Dome to 82 in about 8 1/2 hours. The 23 water crossings (only one bridge) in the last 5 miles kept things interesting.
I'll let the pictures tell the rest. (view slideshow here: http://s302.photobucket.com/albums/n...t=bbb778fb.pbw)
Parking lot at Clingman's
Walker Creek footbridge on trail to cemetery
Walker above cemetery
Proctor and Hazel confluence just below old campsite 81. Hazel is on the right.
Hazel Creek Yellow Sally
Hugh Hartsell's Yellow Sally
...Hazel Rainbow with Lemon