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Andrews Bald

Magellan, Paycheck, Story and Theory

The Andrews Bald trailhead is located at the base of the trail leading up to Clingman’s Dome.  As with any trail in the mountains, go prepared for weather changes of 40 degrees and the possibility of rain.   279 more words


Smokey Mountain Fireflies


The firefly photo is not mine, I got it from the Smokies website! 

Over Memorial Day weekend, 2015, we camped at Elkmont for 2 nights. 710 more words


Mount Cammerer Fire Tower Day Hike

Kleio’s Trip Report

Where: Mount Cammerer Fire Tower, Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Tennessee/North Carolina border

When: August 2015

This could easily be titled “the trip that almost didn’t happen”.   1,345 more words


Charlie's Bunion July 2015

Kleio’s Trip Report

For our second day hike in the Smokies, the choice was not that difficult: take the Appalachian Trail to Charlie’s Bunion.

Trailhead location: Newfound Gap Parking Lot… 1,809 more words


Day Hike to Mount LeConte

Kleio’s  Trip Report

After a family trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) in the Fall of 2014, I started seriously trying to figure out just how to get back there and start hiking some of those magnificent trails.   1,946 more words


Black Mountains Backpacking

When the Shenaniconglomerate sets its eyes on a four day weekend, it dreams big. This New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day landed conveniently on a Thursday/Friday, allowing a perfect amount of time for a nice cruisey backpacking trip. 2,894 more words

Spring Dreamin' And Some Awesome New Merrells

Plans are starting to come together for this spring.  Loonie and I will head down to the Smokies for a week in April where we’ll spend three days backpacking and the rest of the time day hiking in the hopes of getting some good wild flower pics.   515 more words