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The Smokies

The Great Smoky Mountains is one of those places that draws you back again and again. If you see it in the spring, with waterfalls at full bore from the spring runoff, wildflowers exploding in bloom on the hillsides, you’ll be awestruck at the beauty you see.  438 more words


Walkin' In A Winter Wonderland

Don’t let the winter months scare you from going outside, there is still so much to be seen. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is brimming with beauty, even in the colder months. 461 more words

Vacation Planning

Day 9 & 10

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted in the blog because we’ve been pretty off-the-grid for a few days. I mean that quite literally in regards to cell phone service, electricity and bathrooms. 1,065 more words

Road Trip

Proctor, Cataloochee, and the Pursuit of Environmental History

By Luke Manget

Getting to the abandoned town of Proctor requires some hiking nowadays.  You can either take the Lakeshore Trail some 15 miles from Fontana Dam into the remote southwestern corner of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or you can boat across Fontana Lake and up the long mouth of Hazel Creek, cutting off 10 miles of hiking.  2,567 more words

Environmental History

Book Review - Lost!: A Ranger's Journal of Search and Rescue

4 stars. Each chapter of Lost!: A Ranger’s Journal of Search and Rescue details a disappearance in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and subsequent rescue effort as told by ranger Dwight McCarter. 301 more words