Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Shawn and I made a super quick trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park on March 31 – April 1 2018. I had never been before which is surprising because we live only 5.5 hours away (turns out its more like 7 because of construction traffic) and Shawn hadn’t been since he was little kid.…

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Great Smoky Mountains NP: Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is the highest point in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee, and on the Appalachian Trail. It is also the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. Th Observation Tower was built to boost visitors above tree line in order to enjoy the views spanning a hundred miles in all directions when…

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Great Smoky Mountains NP: Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a valley located near the Townsend entrance of Great Smoky Mountain National Park on the Tennessee side. There is a campground and an 11 mile scenic drive. I love that the road is one way and has a bunch of pull offs on either side so you can stop and look at…

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