Category Archive: Hiking

Smoky Mountain Loop: Jakes Creek, Miry Ridge, Lynn Camp Prong, Middle Prong + Panther Creek (17.7 Miles)

November 23, 2020

Smoky Mountain loop hikes are popular options for day hikers and backpackers alike. On a particularly sunny day in late November I set out o...

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Smoky Mountain loop hikes are popular options for day hikers and backpackers alike. On a particularl...

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Trail Etiquette For Hikers In The Great Smokies

November 16, 2020

Trail etiquette in the Great Smoky Mountains is an important part of experiencing the national park. When you follow the rules - both the ac...

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Trail etiquette in the Great Smoky Mountains is an important part of experiencing the national park....

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Spence Field To Russell Field: Smoky Mountain Loop Hike

November 9, 2020

Spence Field and Russell Field are two popular hiking destinations in the western section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Both a...

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Spence Field and Russell Field are two popular hiking destinations in the western section of the Gre...

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LeConte Lodge: The Inn Over A Mile In The Sky

October 28, 2020

LeConte Lodge is a small resort on top of Mount LeConte, the mountain with the tallest face east of the Mississippi river. It was establishe...

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LeConte Lodge is a small resort on top of Mount LeConte, the mountain with the tallest face east of ...

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Bullhead Trail: 5.9 Miles Downhill From LeConte Lodge

October 27, 2020

Bullhead Trail is the least trafficked of the 6 routes to LeConte Lodge. The 5.9 mile trail zigzags south of the summit of Balsam Point with...

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Bullhead Trail is the least trafficked of the 6 routes to LeConte Lodge. The 5.9 mile trail zigzags ...

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Longest Mt. LeConte Trail: Trillium Gap (8.8 Miles)

October 26, 2020

Trillium Gap is the longest Mt LeConte trail with Bullhead in second place. Starting at the Rainbow Falls trailhead off Cherokee Orchard Roa...

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Trillium Gap is the longest Mt LeConte trail with Bullhead in second place. Starting at the Rainbow ...

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Andrews Bald: An Easy Hike From Clingmans Dome

October 20, 2020

Andrews Bald is double peak mountain just south of Clingmans Dome. The bald is the highest of its kind in the national park; the grassy view...

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Andrews Bald is double peak mountain just south of Clingmans Dome. The bald is the highest of its ki...

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Mount Cammerer: The Hike & The History

October 12, 2020

Mount Cammerer is a popular hiking destination in the Great Smoky Mountains. At 4,928 feet, the summit's lookout tower provides panoramic vi...

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Mount Cammerer is a popular hiking destination in the Great Smoky Mountains. At 4,928 feet, the summ...

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Fire Towers & Lookout Points In The Smoky Mountains

July 28, 2020

Fire towers, or lookout towers, are tall buildings typically located on mountain summits or other high vantage points in order to maximize t...

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Fire towers, or lookout towers, are tall buildings typically located on mountain summits or other hi...

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Interpretive Trails & Historic Hikes in the Smokies

July 27, 2020

The Great Smoky Mountains are a great place to bask in nature and explore the great outdoors. But did you know the majestic mountains are al...

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The Great Smoky Mountains are a great place to bask in nature and explore the great outdoors. But di...

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