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Tale of the Tail

Tuesday started in Knoxville and ended at the Iron Horse motorcycle lodge, an inn, hostel, and campground specifically for those on two wheels.

I programmed the GPS for the long way around, saving the scenic mountain routes for tomorrow, without my top heavy luggage. 478 more words

Trip Report

Never Met a Stranger

After my accidental ride through the “tail of the dragon”, I arrived at the rural motor cycle campground tired and a little disoriented. I was sitting on the bunkhouse stairs looking blankly at my scooter, trying to figure out what I still needed to do. 560 more words

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Wayah Bald

Introductory Guide to Visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park Area

Hiking from Wayah Gap to Wayah Bald is a fun, moderate 8.5 mile hike.  The view from a top the stone observation tower has to be among the best in the area. 1,584 more words

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Standing Indian Mountain

Introductory Guide to Visiting Great Smoky Mountains National Park Area

Standing Indian is a pleasant five mile (round trip) hike along the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina’s Southern Nantahala Wilderness.   1,857 more words

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'Unplugged' vacation recalls carefree youth

Day by Day

‘Unplugged’ vacation recalls carefree youth

By LIZ THOMPSON
This Week News
June 28, 2016

I’m glad I was born in the early 1950s. 724 more words

Camping

Vacation, faster on-boarding times and new stuff!!

Well first thing is first, vacation.  We went to The Smokies.  Had a blast, went white water rafting, Zip-lining, Dollywood, Forbidden Caverns, some hiking.  I could have done with MORE hiking.   434 more words

Buttery Soft Leggings

A Week on the Appalachian Trail Reading Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau writes in “Walking,” that every walk is a crusade, and declares sauntering an art. I set out this summer to hike about 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, bringing a copy of Thoreau’s… 982 more words