Smokey Mountain Natl Park (Tennessee)
Aug 15, 2007
Dec 30, 2008
My brother, cousin, and I escaped for a week-long trip to the Smokey Mountains. Weather limited hiking opportunities but I did squeeze in a couple of nice ones. Hi-lites include encountering a family of 4 black bear at our cabin AND hiking upto the summit of LeConte Mountain via the Alum Cave Trail (superb hike covering 11 miles roundtrip w/2800 feet of elevation gain).