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11 Deaths Confirmed as Smokies Wildfires Devastate Tennessee (VERY VERY VERY GOOD!!!!)


Four more people have died in the ferocious wildfire that erupted across Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park, authorities said Thursday, raising the death toll to 11 as officials continue to assess the damage. 726 more words

Daily News

My Heart Breaks

I’ve spent many happy hours over the past 20 years vacationing, relaxing and playing in the Great Smoky Mountains. I’ve stayed in and spent lots of time in Gatlinburg and in the National Park. 360 more words


I sat overwhelmed, and I still don’t have words to put to the scenes I see all over social media in the last 24 hours y’all. 335 more words



Tunnels of towering trees
Hills on all sides

Each display of autumn proving new

And Captured in my mind

Until it gets lost

But for the next turn, the next bend… 86 more words


Great Smoky Mountains National Park (2001)

I remember getting out of the car to take a picture at an overlook which I assume was somewhere along Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 132 more words

Mug Parade

Optimistic Hiking

The plan is perfect. Your route is planned. The pack is ready. You’ve even preset the coffee maker to brew a pot 30 minutes before departure. 566 more words