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Filling in the Blanks: Alum Cave Trail

Some weeks, life just does not cooperate with my need to hike. Whether it is weather, work, injury, or out of town travel I don’t always get a hike in every weekend, which does make it awkward to figure out what to fill this blog space with. 1,262 more words

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Clingmans Dome Bypass, Welch Ridge, Cold Spring Gap, Hazel Creek Trails, June 28-30, 2017

I spend the vast majority of my Smokies time in more remote regions of the park, far from the madding crowd. So when I’m thrust in the midst of its millions of visitors, it’s always a bit of a shock. 3,289 more words

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Hike #15 of 52 – Clingman's Dome (via the Bypass Trail) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

After hiking down to Andrew’s Bald via the Forney Ridge Trail, instead of coming back to the parking lot and then hiking to Clingman’s Dome from there, Mom and I just hopped on the connecting bypass trail instead.   182 more words


HIKE #14 OF 52 – Andrew's Bald – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

After taking a day off after Charlie’s Bunion to rest our legs and ride roller coasters at Dollywood (Woohoo!!!), Mom and I spent our last morning in the Smokies hiking before we had to head back.   421 more words