Tag Archives: Smoky Mountains

Biking with bears

Returning to that whole vacation thing . . . . If you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I highly recommend biking the Cade’s Cove loop.  We drove out early on Wednesday morning, when they close the 11-mile loop to … Continue reading

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Laurel Springs and Ramsey Cascades

The water at Laurel Springs flowed quite enthusiastically after the previous night’s rain.  We crossed safely, but it seemed a little iffy.  It provided good crowd control, as we had the trail to ourselves from that point on for most … Continue reading

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Tree hugger!

Why yes, I did mean that literally.  And yes, I am wearing socks with my sandals.  It’s what all the cool kids do, trust me. I hugged this tree on the Ramsey Cascades trail.  Logging companies stripped most of the … Continue reading

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Misunderstood

While hiking in the Smoky Mountains: Matthew: I’m glad the birds are still calling. Me (puzzled): You’re glad your turds are still falling?

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