Stories from Smoky Mountains

Smoky Mountains Day One

After 4 weekends of landscaping and lawn and garden work in May , I decided the only way to escape from all the endless projects a Master Gardener (my wife) can think up was to…. Escape. So we did some…

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Smoky Mountains Day Two

Two Sickos and Bad Knees When Aaron and Shannon showed up they both had head colds and my wife has bad knees, so hiking will be somewhat curtailed. We decided on early to bed on Friday and to sleep late…

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Smoky Mountains Page Three

Andrew’s Bald Trail Another leisurely start this morning. Big breakfast and on the road to a trail. We were headed over the Newfound gap to Deep Creek and the Indian Creek loop trail. Part way up the road a rebellion…

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Smoky Mountains Day Four

Sissy Hike and a Bear I desperately wanted to do the Chimneys today, my favorite hike in the Smokies, but no one else was up for 2 miles “straight up”. Bummer. However, we need to keep up our self image…

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Smoky Mountains Day Five (wrap up)

Coffee on the Road Not much to say about a 11 hour drive home. Just a few fun items to finish up. For coffee snobs like ourselves, you will be happy to hear there are Starbucks off 75 in Knoxville…

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