Canoeing and Camping at Big South Fork from Station Camp to Blue Heron

I talked to a friend of mine recently whom I haven't seen in a while and was invited on an overnight canoe float down the Big South Fork with him. I do not have...

When Do Rhododendrons Bloom In the Smokies?

A common question asked by people visiting Great Smoky Mountains National park during the spring and summer months is, when do the Rhododendrons bloom in the Smokies? And where can I see them? Rhododendrons are...
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The Hike to Mt. LeConte in the Smoky Mountains

If you are looking for a hike that is rich with history, jaw-dropping panoramic views and geological anomalies, look no further than the trail to Mount LeConte via Alum Cave.
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Hiking the Alum Cave Trail in the Smoky Mountains

Everyone needs that friend who will call you up and say "let's go on an adventure!" I have a friend like that in my former home city in Virginia, and right before...
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Hiking to Laurel Falls in Gatlinburg

Laurel Falls Length: 2.6 Miles RoundtripTrail: PavedFeatures: WaterfallsDifficulty: Easy/ModerateHighest Elevation: 2,677 FeetWhen traveling to Gatlinburg, tourists hope to visit as many attractions, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,...

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