900 MILERS' THEME SONG
OR
LITTLE HIKES OF HORROR

by Dr. Carolyn Ebel, 1995 as sung to the tune "Yellow Rose of Texas"
Photo Credit:  900 Miler's Homestead Hike, Pat Bolz

 We're the Smoky Mountain hikers,
We've nothing else to do
We spent the summer hiking
Like others never do
You saw us on Bote Mountain,
Mount Sterling and Shuckstack
But the very worst we ever did
Can only be Polls Gap!

Our legs are bruised, our chins are scratched,
We still wake up at four 
For you the most important fact 
Is that we hike no more, 
So thank you for what you have done
To help us up the peak. 
We know for sure what we have done 
Is not for meek or weak.