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Which Trail Was THE Trail?

Which Trail Was THE Trail?

See Park Video Forty-nine years ago this summer Steve was part of a party of four who hiked the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from CosbyCampground to Newfound Gap and back again. This afternoon Steve returned to Cosby for the first time....

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Reintroduced Elk in Cataloochee

Reintroduced Elk in Cataloochee

Bull Elk Cataloochee Great Smoky Mountains On Day Two of Gary's adventures exploring our new neighborhood we headed to the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying views from Waterrock Knob and other overlooks along this scenic highway the park service calls "America's Favorite...

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A Trip Back in Time

A Trip Back in Time

Antique Farm Equipment Our friend Gary arrived yesterday for a weekend of rest, relaxation, and exploration. Today we ventured into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by exploring the Oconoluftee Farm Museum and Mingus Mill to get an idea of what life was like in...

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Balsam Mountain Road

Balsam Mountain Road

Heading to one of the less traveled areas of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we ventured to higher altitudes today to drive the Heintooga Bottoms Road with Patti and Rebecca in our Chevy Impala. It's been our favorite auto trail for decades. It's a one lane, one...

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Matt & Emily’s Spring Break

Matt & Emily’s Spring Break

Matt & Emily and their mother Cathy are visiting on their Spring Break. Besides helping with some of the tasks related to the renovation of our mountain house and exploring the creeks, they've joined us for a trip into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's too...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.