I highly recommend this loop to anyone wanting to see the tower. Just be ready for a long, steep, rocky downhill on the way out. Baxter Creek trail is beautiful, but I don't think there was one spot to stop that didn't have a rock or root.
I'm definitely ready to get back out there again. Love the Smokies.
If God had meant for us to sleep on the ground,
He wouldn't have created trees....
“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul.” - John Muir