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Highlights from our week!

by Rachelle Siegrist

The terrible dry spell plaguing us here in the Smokies, has finally been broken!  Life giving rain fell from the heavens this past week, and I declare the trees and flowers appear to be smiling! 982 more words

Beautiful Moments: Smoky Mountain Sweetness

Thought I would share some of the Smoky Mountain sweetness from my vacation in North Carolina last week.  Enjoy!

Catching the rolling clouds overhead,

powerful forces of beauty… 89 more words

Beautiful Moments

Jenkins Ridge Trail, July 22, 2016

This morning I climbed more than 2,500 feet in 4.3 miles to the Eagle Creek trailhead on the A.T.  The first clue that the “hard part” may not be over for the day comes 0.3 mile later at the Jenkins Ridge trailhead when I cannot find the trail. 1,260 more words

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

I don't understand why...

I have always loved the mountains and remember as a young person the vacations when my parents and I camped with friends in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 337 more words


Lost Cove and Eagle Creek Trails, July 21, 2016

I’m back in the Smokies to tackle a section of the park I’ve been dreading for years — the network of trails on the western end of Fontana Lake. 2,194 more words

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wrong Way

“Make sure no one dies and make sure you are out of the woods by dark. Those are my jobs today. You are leading the hike.” This is what I told the kids my role was on their trek. 640 more words