Beth Braden
Glen McCart prepares to hitch a horse to his wagon before continuing on an 8-day journey from Sunbright to Rocky Top. This is the 42nd year he has taken the journey and hopes more people join him and his family next year.
Over the mountain, through the woods

Several members of the McCartt family have embarked on their yearly wagon trip from Sunbright to Rocky Top (formerly known as Lake City). The eight-day trip will take the three-wagon, one-bus group to Brimstone via Gobey, on to the McCartt and Hamby crossing, on toward Caryville and eventually to Rocky Top.

Glenn McCartt has taken this trip for the last 42 years.

“I’ve done it all my life,” he explained on Monday morning.