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One Mountain Day

“Never more, however weary, should one faint by the way who gains the blessings of one mountain day; whatever his fate, long life, short life, stormy or calm, he is rich forever.” 9 more words


Smokies Gear: electronics edition 

On my trip to the Smokies I plan on bringing and testing out some new electronics. These include the Garmin eTrex30, the X-Dragon 20W solar charger, Anker 2nd Generation Astro E4 1300mAh portable charger external battery power bank, and the Sony HDR-AS100 action camera. 22 more words


Collins Creek Quiet Walkway, May 5, 2015

The last Quiet Walkway along North Carolina’s stretch of Highway 441 is tucked in the back of Collins Creek Picnic Area. Left of the quite new pavilion is a gated gravel road with a simple brown “Quiet Walkway” sign.  401 more words

Hiking The Smokies

Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park spans more than 800 square miles across two states, Tennessee and North Carolina. With only 5 1/2 days to explore the Park, where do you start? 609 more words


Fighting Creek Nature Trail, Sugarlands Visitor Center, April 25, 2015

Three trails converge behind Sugarlands Visitor Center. Gatlinburg Trail stretches 1.3 miles to the town’s outskirts along the Pigeon River’s West Prong. Cove Mountain Trail climbs to that mountain’s crest and coasts along the park boundary ridge for 8.4 miles. 593 more words

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Treacherous crossing

I guess they couldn’t afford the other hand rail?