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

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

Big Creek – GSMNP

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Big Creek – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – February 18, 2013 Details: Location: Big Creek Distance: 3 miles, round trip. Time: 1:24 Weather: Clear; 24 degrees. Gear: Vasque Bitterroot Boots (Break-in day hike.) Superfeet insoles, Baselayers, MH Warlow softshell pants, Marmot fleece, TNF Hardshell jacket.  Story: I returned to … Continue reading

Big Creek Trail, GSMNP

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Big Creek Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park – February 16, 2013 Details: Location: Big Creek Distance: 2.5 miles, round trip. Time: 1:02 Weather: Clear; 20 degrees. Gear: Vasque Bitterroot Boots (Break-in day hike.) Baselayers, MH Warlow softshell pants, Marmot fleece, TNF Hardshell jacket. Story: Looking for a short, easy … Continue reading