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Spring in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The first signs of spring in the Great Smoky Mountains NP are the jonquils blooming on the hillsides. I happened to see these flowers late this afternoon on a hillside near the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Looks like spring is here!

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I’m excited for the days to get longer and the temps to warm up! One of my favorite things about Spring (aside from my birthday) is that tons of flowers will be in bloom. 422 more words


Throwback Thursday: Cataloochee Valley

Cataloochee Valley is my favorite part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It’s far from any of the big towns or really popular parts of the park so it’s a good place to get away from the crowds at Cades Cove or Clingman’s Dome.  156 more words

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Twin Creeks Trail

January 15, 2018.

Twin Creeks Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Nikon D3300, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm 1:1.18G lens

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Twin Creeks Trail is a short and easy point-to-point hiking trail that runs parallel to Cherry Orchard Road on the right while the LeConte River lazes to the left. 206 more words

Picture of the Day: Great Smoky Mountains Elk

Elk were reintroduced to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2001 after 300 years of an elkless east coast. On our last trip up to the Smokies we were lucky enough to catch some elk grazing in a field in the Cataloochee Valley!

Thanks! – Josh

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