Tag Archives: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A farewell to the Smoky Mountains

This marks the last of a few weeks of posting images from my recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Native Americans coined the name Smoky Mountains because of the almost constantly rising mist from the stacked mountain … Continue reading

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The wilderness necessity

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…” — John Muir

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A Cades Cove Unexpected

It’s happened to me before, so no surprises here.  I map it out, select a route, circle the stop points on a map, lay out expected times at each location and then set out.  But then something comes up and … Continue reading

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