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An Argument For Getting Off The Beaten Path

My fifteen-year old son, Conor, still thinks I did it on purpose, but I swear it was a complete and total accident.

Last Friday, his last day of spring break, Conor, his mother Ann and I elected to take the day and head off into the mountains of western North Carolina for the weekend, leaving east Tennessee and my current job search behind. 734 more words

Local Artist Highlight - Drew Campbell

Since receiving his first Kodak Brownie camera for Christmas as a child, Drew Campbell has loved photography. He strives to find new ways to capture common subjects like the fall colors, a sunset on the ocean or new fallen snow in the mountains and the results are simply stunning. 51 more words

Roughing It In Style

800,010 reasons to get a Friends license plate

by Brent McDaniel

In North Carolina and Tennessee, you see specialty license plates all the time while driving down the highway — there are plates for universities, military veterans, clubs, square dancing, your favorite NASCAR driver, you name it. 579 more words

Friends Of The Smokies

GSMNP Hiker Community Lost Good Friend

This is a re-post from:

A Walk in the Woods shared Grant Odell‘s photo.

05MAR2015 @ 10:22am

The hiker community just lost a good friend. 71 more words

Appalachian Trail

Classic Hikes in the Smokies



Friends of the Smokies host a series of guided hiking trips. Called Classic Hikes, these trips aid hikers in getting the most out of a day hike. 66 more words

Things To Do In The Smokies