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An "Otterly" Amazing Experience!!!

An “Otterly” Amazing Experience!

By Rachelle Siegrist

Wes and I in front of Spruce Flats Falls

“Oh my!” . . . I exclaimed as I stepped into the icy cold water of the Little River! 1,089 more words

Moved to the Mountains!

“I am well again, I came to life in the cool winds and crystal waters of the mountains.” ~John Muir

Finally moved back to the mountains– they were calling and we had to go! 21 more words
Nature Quotes

Non-native Plants in the Park

Several non-native plant species keep company with the sagging structures on Society Hill in Elkmont. Orange flags of Tawny Daylily wave at visitors in June and July. 493 more words

Smokies Natural History

weekend getaway - camping & rafting

Now that it’s mid-week, I feel like I can properly reflect on my past weekend.

This weekend provided a fantastic getaway from reality with a camping trip to North Carolina. 757 more words


Smokemont Baptist Church

Sometimes, it’s the little hidden away places that have the greatest impact on a hiker’s soul.  Smokemont Baptist Church in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of those places. 10 more words

Elyse Bruce

Reflections (Really??) on "The Land of Blue Smoke" (aka the Smokies)

I spent so long working on my posts from my recent trip to the Smoky Mountains that a part of me feels I need one last post to wrap it all up in a nice little bow and reflect deeply and profoundly on the experience.   78 more words


Indians...Whitewater...and Waterfalls!

By Rachelle Siegrist

Visiting the Oconaluftee Indian Village

Barb, Wes and I enjoying our picnic at Chimney Tops

We recently enjoyed an exciting day with friends Fred and Barb, which started off with a fun picnic at Chimney Tops picnic area located in the Smoky Mountain National Park. 1,131 more words