Travel Blogs from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States

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They say animals don't worry (but I do), Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

They say animals don't worry (but I do)

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... the woods? Yes, it does. Please see my attached documentary evidence of said shit, in the woods. You would absolutely love the Smoky Mountains, Valinda. Lush is the best word to describe them. That's because they are a temperate rainforest, just like the ...

Fellow Travelers, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Fellow Travelers

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... , trees, trees." At 885 square miles, the Lake District National Park in England is roughly the same size as the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, but it doesn’t have many trees. In fact, it turns out the UK has less forested land than anywhere ...

What goes in must come out, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

What goes in must come out

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... of toilet paper. On the one hand, that’s just gross, and it violates the “leave no trace” rule, which states that what you pack in, you also pack out. However, the little white florets might serve to mark where people have left deposits ...

Backpacking has its ups and downs, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Backpacking has its ups and downs

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... , but during the next 43 miles, there would be times when I wished I’d taken their approach to experiencing the Smoky Mountains. The one great thing about backpacking is that your pack gets lighter as you eat your food. We’d started out with ...

Out of the Woods, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Out of the Woods

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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... when we reached a dirt road at the base of a long hill. Turning around, we saw that we had just exited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As we stepped with tender feet onto the paved road leading to Fontana Dam, I thought of the bears. Ahead of us ...

Nothing Like a Good Night’s Sleep, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Nothing Like a Good Night’s Sleep

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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There's Nothing Like a Good Night’s Sleep Dear Kate, Good thing you weren’t with us on our trip to the Smoky Mountains. You would have hated it. Not because of the bugs or the dirt or the long, hard days of hiking. No, it’s because you ...

First we had to get there, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

First we had to get there

A travel blog entry by mlloyd

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Dear Bro, Well, Julie and I survived our 11 days backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains. You know, that part of the Appalachians that straddles Tennessee and North Carolina that we never visited as kids even though we lived just a day's drive away? Not ...

National park (d’attractions), Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

National park (d’attractions)

A travel blog entry by roadtripusa2010

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En remontant de Floride, après une nuit près d'Atlanta, nous sommes allés faire un tour au Great Smoky Mountains National Park, histoire de retrouver des températures plus acceptables. Ancien habitat des Indiens Cherokee, le parc est aussi le plus ...

On top of Old Smoky, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

On top of Old Smoky

A travel blog entry by musictechqueen

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... escaped what Zach called 'Crazytown' and made it into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, ...

Great Smokey Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Great Smokey Mountains

A travel blog entry by andyfreshwater

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... . The food was good too! Back to nature - Our route took us right through the centre of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. This is an absolutely stunning drive, and has some wonderful hiking trails. We chose the 3 mile Laurel Falls ...

Smokin' Pigeons..., Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Smokin' Pigeons...

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

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... had already been banned from this place) we entered in small groups to try and avoid detection!  The facilities were great, showers, pool with diving board, gym, basketball court and other all American type sporting facilities, though we all headed ...

Smokin’ in the Mountains..., Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Smokin’ in the Mountains...

A travel blog entry by bellethorpe

We arrived at a very hot and humid Pigeon Forge City Park, just outside of the Smokey Mountains National Park. We exploded the bags in the usual manner and got ready for the day ahead.  The days' activity was a very expensive horse riding trek in our ...

Lazy day, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Lazy day

A travel blog entry by loves_to_pack

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... in the hotel until about for then go and do the aerial tram that takes you about 2 miles up and has stunning views of the smoky mountains. The car's can fit 120 people in so are quite big and go up really quickly and i felt a bit dizzy looking down at ...

Classic car chaos, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Classic car chaos

A travel blog entry by loves_to_pack

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... some breakfast at waffle house and get going on our drive which will be about 4hours today. We make good time and get to the smoky mountains early we have less than10 miles to go to get to our hotel when we hit gridlock three lanes at standstill as far ...

Coaching in the Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Coaching in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by kimberko

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The reason for our trip was a coaching clinic for the boys. We went for a long weekend in Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains. ...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A travel blog entry by maxzap

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... Great Smoky Mountains National Park Most of yesterday was spent driving to our next destination of choice, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One thing the Americans have definitely done well is infrastructure. The roads are perfectly smooth and ...

Dolly Parton's Neck of the Woods, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Dolly Parton's Neck of the Woods

A travel blog entry by jean.hamberg

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... ) and then made our way onward toward Tennessee. We ended our trip by spending a couple of days in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park area, specifically in the little town of Townsend, TN.  After all the touring of museums, exhibits, ...

So Beautiful...., Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

So Beautiful....

A travel blog entry by reena.ram.king

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We found a spot somewhere on the border of North Carolina and Tennessee. It was so beautiful we spent a few days here and did everything. We did some white water rafting near our site and met a friend. She was a cat the lived there and loved sleeping in ...

Hardcore Hiking, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Hardcore Hiking

A travel blog entry by chrisleslie

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First night of camping in a National Park complete, we got up early to find out what we would be doing today. For the next few weeks we have handed all the planning over to Marc and Louise and basically hijacked their vacation. Marc informed us that today ...

Boogerman Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Boogerman Trail

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

... hikes..  We left the Triangle area just after 7 and headed out west, arriving in the Cataloochee area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park around noon.  We had lunch at the campground, then started on the Caldwell Fork Trail.  After ...

Through the Smokies, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Through the Smokies

A travel blog entry by catndeano

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... . After popping around the corner to the supermarket again to pick up the odd item, we headed off to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We stopped at the Oconaluftee Visitor Centre on entry into the national park and got our stamp for our passbook ...

The Smokies... by Whitewater Raft, Horse and Foot, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

The Smokies... by Whitewater Raft, Horse and Foot

A travel blog entry by michael_alison

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Day 18 - The Middle, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Day 18 - The Middle

A travel blog entry by monahan

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... change. After only a couple more hours on the road, we landed in Pigeon Forge – one of the towns that border Smoky Mountains National Park.  There we stopped at a bookstore so the girls could get some new reading material, and we then took them ...

Yellows, Oranges, Reds...oh Autumn :), Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Yellows, Oranges, Reds...oh Autumn :)

A travel blog entry by ktowers86

... to me I believe. Growing up in flat-as-can-be Delaware, appreciating altitude comes easy. We took roads directly through the Smoky Mountains in Western NC/Eastern TN. Various layers of fog and clouds just hover over treetops and mountain peaks creating an ...

Another great trip to the Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Another great trip to the Mountains

A travel blog entry by captrick

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Our adventure begins, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Our adventure begins

A travel blog entry by lauren.warnecke

... hiking to do, people.  Once we reached the turn off for Parson's Branch Road (an "improved road" according to my Great Smoky Mountains National Park trail and road map), we found a gravel portion of the road.  Oh, wait.  "Improved" doesn't ...

I am King of the World!, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

I am King of the World!

A travel blog entry by katie27

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... nbsp;(for cars or bike) where wildlife is comes out of the forest to graze in the open fields. It was a breathtaking drive with the smoky mountains in front of you. We saw a family of deer, turkeys, more deer, old houses, churches, and gorgeous fields for ...

Chimney Tops, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Chimney Tops

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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... hiking under strenuous conditions.  The trail finally terminates at Chimney Tops, a steep rock outcrop with amazing views of the Smoky Mountains from nearly 5000 feet.  There were some interesting trees up here and we had to climb up and around ...

Horses, trails and Mt LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Horses, trails and Mt LeConte

A travel blog entry by sabbatical

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... and I took the kids on a 3 mile trail ride through the Pine Oak forest around the edge of Cades Cove, on a hike near the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont, my old work place and then Up half way to the top of Mt. LeConte to Alum Cave Bluff. They ...

Tennessee side of the Appalachians...Bears!!, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, United States travel blog

Tennessee side of the Appalachians...Bears!!

A travel blog entry by mcgovern

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... deserve to be.”  When we arrived at the Monument, I learned that Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States, and he became President because he was Vice President when Abe Lincoln was assassinated.   I learned that he ...

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