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

Mouse Creek Falls – Big Creek – GSMNP

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Mouse Creek Falls – Big Creek – Great Smoky Mountains National Park Mouse Creek Falls is a 45 foot double cascade waterfall located at the confluence of Mouse Creek and Big Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mouse Creek Falls is located at 2.0 miles on Big Creek Trail in … 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

Paddlers on Big Creek – GSMNP

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  Paddlers on Big Creek – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – March 13, 2013 Story: While I was at the Big Creek Picnic area taking some creek pictures, a truck full of paddlers pulled up and unloaded. They were putting in just upstream of the bridge in the picnic … Continue reading

AT – Davenport Gap to Mount Cammerer – GSMNP

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Appalachian Trail – Davenport Gap to Mount Cammerer (Almost) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park Details: Difficulty: Strenuous. Location: Appalachian Trail at Davenport Gap. Distance: I made 4.72 miles before my left knee objected and I turned around. 9.5 miles round trip. Total Ascent: 2,695 feet. (To the 4.72 mile … 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