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From Wildwater, we headed towards Gatlinburg and into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Although the sun was shining when we left Hartford, it was down-pouring as we drove the traffic congestion in Gatlinburg. Turning left at stoplight #8, we followed Cherokee Orchard Road to the Rainbow Falls Trail parking area. By the time we had arrived, the …
In the morning, we headed to Wildwater for our rafting trip. The tour guides went through some safety information and then we broke into groups with individual guides for our rafting. Our guide was Channing. After getting our equipment, we piled into the school bus with the rafts on the roof and headed just over the state line to put in our rafts …
Finally, we made it back to paved roads and continued on I-40 just past the state line into Tennessee and to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A storm had recently passed through, knocking down a tree on a small road leading to the park. Some men were out with chainsaws cutting the tree up and I tried to go around, but got stuck in the mud! …
After breaking camp, we headed to the Greenbrier area of Great Smoky
Mountains National Park for one last waterfall before heading home. The
road in is initially paved then turns to another scary gravel road for
about 5 miles to the trailhead. The road includes a couple of narrow,
one-lane bridges that made me a bit nervous, but …
... distinct lack of cowboy boots, but Scott is sporting a cowboy-ish hat at least.
Right after starting up we fueled up the bus at bit. The tank can hold a total of 275 Gallons (1040 L), but we only put ...
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Cosby Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located on the northwest side of the park on the Tennessee side. There is a group campsite and over 150 individual campsites. A few of the sites takes reservations, but most are first-come first-served. Amenities include parking for 2 vehicles, a good size tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, restrooms with flush toilets and cold running water, and bear-proof dumpsters. The area is bear habitat, so all waste must be disposed of in the dumpsters and food must be kept in a closed car. The rangers strictly enforce this rule. You should also put anything else that might smell like food - deodorant, toothpaste, medicine, etc. - into your car. There are a couple trails that can be accessed from near the campground - the Low Gap Trail that leads to the Appalachian Trail, the Lower Mount Cammerer Trail, and the Gabes Mountain Trail that leads to Hen Wallow Falls. Just outside the campground is easy access to Cosby and Hartford, Tennessee. There are a limited number of gas stations and restaurants in the area as well as some attractions like whitewater and zip-lining.
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