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The Pleistocene Great Smoky Mountains

I renewed my subscription to the Southeastern Naturalist, so I could read a recent monograph that inventoried the mammal fauna of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  682 more words

Pleistocene Mammals

It's National Parks Week: Here are some photos from two of my favorites

The last couple of weeks have been heavy on the fitness side, so what better way to break back into the outdoors by paying homage to National Parks Week? 362 more words


Throwback Thursday: 2008 GSMNP

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

What really fun about this series is that when I took them, I’d only just started traveling.  This was on my second trip to the Smoky Mountains, only a couple of months after my first.  63 more words


Pilgrimage 2017: The Smokies Post-fire

No one knew what to expect for the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage this year.  It was scheduled two weeks earlier than the traditional timing (April 11-15), park officials put several restrictions on trails and program size, and the wildfire last November left sections of the park charred and scarred.  1,194 more words

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

BUSAR Update - February & March

Prepare for takeoff…

Training – 

Cobrathon – We created a land navigation course over at the BigPig Outdoor’s training site. Each leg of the course has a skill associated with search & rescue, medical, survival, tracking, or fitness once you make it to your objective, like the “5 minute fire” or “5 minute shelter” challenges. 148 more words

Search And Rescue

Elkmont, Revisited, Vol 3

The cabins and buildings depicted in this trio of entries are located in the Daisy Town section of Elkmont, near the restored lodge.  I believe that most of these cabins will be renovated and not amongst the 29 buildings currently slated for demolition.  80 more words


Elkmont, Revisited, Vol 2

Continuing with my revisit to Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park…

As of this spring, the park will be starting some of the plans to restore and remove buildings from the Elkmont section of the park.  34 more words