Elkmont – GSMNP

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 Elkmont – Great Smoky Mountains National Park  Like many areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont has been many things over the course of it’s history; pioneer community, logging camp, resort community, and it’s current evolution, campground and controversial historic district. Situated in the small valley created by … Continue reading

Mount Sterling Trail – Mount Sterling Fire Tower – GSMNP

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 Mount Sterling Trail – Mount Sterling Fire Tower – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Details: Location: Mount Sterling Gap; on Mt. Sterling Road (Old Hwy 284) between Big Creek Ranger Station and Cataloochee. Distance: 2.8 miles. (5.6 miles round trip.) Elevation Gained: 2006 feet. Difficulty: Strenuous. … Continue reading

Big Creek Trail – Midnight Hole – Mouse Creek Falls – GSMNP

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 Big Creek Trail – Midnight Hole & Mouse Creek Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Thursday, March 14, 2013 Details: Location: Big Creek Distance: 4 miles, round trip. Time: 1:49 Weather: Clear; 44 degrees. Gear: Vasque Bitterroot Boots, Superfeet insoles, Baselayers, MH Warlow softshell pants, Marmot fleece. Summary: Big … Continue reading

Spring is springing…

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“Doo Doo Doo… looking out my backdoor” Spring is approaching, evidenced today by the warm and turbulent weather passing through. This was pretty much my first attempt with birds. There was a Cardinal pair I was trying to catch, but they proved too elusive. These were shot with a Nikon … Continue reading

Chestnut Branch Trail – GSMNP

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Chestnut Branch Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Saturday, March 2, 2013. Details: Difficulty: Moderate. Mile 1 is a nice, graded uphill, with great views of Chestnut Branch. Mile 2 is all *up.* Go 1.1 miles to the sharp right turn and the small cascade for a nice … Continue reading