Monthly Archives: November 2013

Episode 4 – Staying in the Backcountry, Grotto Falls, Pancake Pantry, and Let the Wild stay Wild!

Grotto Falls

Stay in the backcountry of the Smokies with the proper fees and permits required, let the wildlife stay wild by taking a few simple steps, go check out the iconic Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg, and lace up your boots for

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Let the wildlife stay WILD!


I have seen it more times than I can count.  People from the city come to the the Smoky Mountains and get a chance to see the wonderful wildlife inside the national park up close and personal.  It is a

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Episode 3 – Winter Travel, Choosing a Backpack for your Hike, The Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, and Charlie’s Bunion

Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

In this episode, we talk about how to safely prepare for and travel in the Smoky Mountains during the winter months, choosing a proper backpack for your hike, the wonderfully delicious Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen, and our Spotlight Hike of

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Ep. 2-Changing Weather, Auto Touring, Hiking Footwear, and the Alum Cave Trail

auto touring

In this episode, we talk about how to navigate the Great Smoky Mountains as the seasons change and the temperatures cool, the many opportunities to view the Smokies from the comfort of your car, picking the proper footwear when you

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Footwear for Hiking the Smoky Mountains

Hiking Footwear

Any discussion on hiking gear is always controversial.  That being said, you will find all types of footwear on the trails of the Smokies.  Are there right and wrong types of shoes or boots to wear?  Well, that depends.  The

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Ep.1-Laurel Falls, Visitors Centers, and Navigating

Smoky Mountains Entrance Sign

In this episode, we talk about how to get to the Smoky Mountains National Park, where to stay when you arrive, navigating the roads of the park, planning a trip to the visitor’s centers, and our spotlight hike of the

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