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Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States.

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All facilities in the Great Smoky Mountains national park are now closed. Wildfires and downed trees are too dangerous.
Great Smoky Mountains are *by far* the most visited National Park with 10+mil visitors/year. Over 2x as many as Grand Cany…
Just Pinned to Travel: Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Located in the Great Smoky Mountains
Upstate NY is so beautiful, but there is nothing quite like the Great Smoky Mountains. @ Cades Cove
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Meet the Memphis man who is now in charge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Just Pinned to Great Smokey Mountains: Spring sunrise with a layer of mist over the Smoky …
In less than a month I will be fighting off bears and hillbillies in the Great Smoky Mountains with May God be with her.
Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service - Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains is the most popular national park in the country and it's not close
If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or the Great Smoky Mountains, you'll get some a
I see the Great Smoky Mountains all around me.
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Hike trails of the Great Smoky Mountains with like minded companions
BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT HOME on Douglas Lake! Nestled next to the Great Smoky Mountains. Amenities abound.
the most beautiful place on earth: Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains, East Tennessee, my home
A7: Great Smoky Mountains on a to the East coast... quite a change from these Rockies :)
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A is for Aroras in Appalachia. . Road trippin with my boy ✌🏻️ @ Great Smoky Mountains
on a Friday. Why? 'Cause I can. Cade's Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Loved that place. Wanna go back.
Acid deposition monitoring in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Photographer rescues bear cub believed to be orphaned in Great Smoky Mountains
Bus tour site for Great Smoky Mountains, part of the description " At the national park, there are plenty of malls, restaurants and shops."
Snow on the Great Smoky Mountains this morning. I'm not saying I want snow, but if I were forced to have it, that's where I'd want it to be.
We love photographing in Great Smoky Mountains so much. This was …
I went from living in small town Rice, Texas to the Great Smoky Mountains, of Tennessee. and in 10 months I'll be in Asia. . I'm living.
bears are out in Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains, amother bear and her cubs by David Earl Edwards Sr.
Heritage High School--. One of the best views in all of high school baseball! Great Smoky Mountains. Game Time- 6:00
From the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge and the Great Smoky Mountains, I agree.
I was just in the Great Smoky Mountains today 🙈🙈
Waterfall Walks and Drives in the Great Smoky Mountains and the Western Carol...
There is nothing like the blue mist over the Great Smoky Mountains. Photo copyright © Mike Sutton Jr.
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3 things I re-learned about the resiliency of nature from backpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains
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Synchronized fireflies gather for a &in the Great Smoky Mountains
Please keep your campfire's under control while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains!
You know what's a great feeling? A job you love and no more homework. Guess who's a Zipline Guide in the Great Smoky Mountains? This guy!
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Synchronized fireflies gather for a 'rave' in the Great Smoky Mountains
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No surprise to us, but hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains was ranked in the Travel Channel's Top 10 National...
Our last view of the Great Smoky Mountains when we left yesterday! So beautiful! Vacations go by…
Hike of the Day - - Abrams Falls in the Cades Cove area of the Great Smoky Mountains:
Off to the Great Smoky Mountains for the first backpacking trip of 2016! Rocky Top and Thunderhead Mtn here we come!
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Found out today that some of my family roots come from Cade's Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains
Beautiful photo of the snowcapped Great Smoky Mountains... viewpoint - Pigeon Forge. The weekend forecast is...
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Natural History of the Great Smoky Mountains Course Offered by Virginia Tech Aug. 3-9, 2016
The Great Smoky Mountains are one of many featured parks in the next show in our series: THE SOUTH!
The Great Smoky Mountains . Transcending time. Steeped in beauty. Extolled in verses . Of rhyme
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Here is a great Friday morning photo from inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
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Take a Scenic Drive on Moonshiner 28 near the Great Smoky Mountains!
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Good morning today is Friday! As for me I'm at Great Smoky Mountains national park been here since early morning *smiling*
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Last summer we visited the great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It was one of my favorite…
I'm honored to be one of the featured instructors at The Great Smoky Mountains Photography Summit!
no actual Great Smoky Mountains are shown, but the hillbillies are plentiful
It's a great feeling to find out my tax refund is larger than expected. It means Vesty will see the Smoky mountains this year.
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The Mountains Worldwide live snapchat story was my favorite of all time until it featured the Great Smoky Mountains
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to fall colors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
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Once the dollar recovers, I'm heading to Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains trails listed in new book, “Best Sights to See at America’s National Parks”
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LIVE on Driving through the Great Smoky Mountains to Chattanooga! Nickajack Lake
Elk find welcoming home in Western North Carolina in Great Smoky Mountains and Maggie Valley
Dawn at Clingmans Dome. Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina. Yup, its really that awesome ;)
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outskirts of the smokey mountains, tennessee. @ Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, TN
Wish I was hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains with my besties and
q2 here in western NC in the Great Smoky Mountains the leaves are beautiful
Knoxville, Tennessee: College Town near the Great Smoky Mountains. The Tennessee River cuts right through the...
Congratulations to ALL MJHS art students who entered the Student Art Competition of the Great Smoky Mountains...
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Great Smoky Mountains to unveil new alternative fuel initiatives
2nd event this Saturday in the Great Smoky Mountains national park is the Mountain Life Festival
Don't miss this great event with food from Holly's Eventful Dining
Fall colors are starting to show. 😍 @ Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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This is Sunrise in the Great Smoky Mountains near
Waterfall at the end of our hike yesterday in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Let's see what this fella can do today @ The Great Smoky Mountains
The course just outside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park doesn't disappoint:
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Seymour, Tn. Right by the Great Smoky Mountains and down the road from Knoxville. :-)
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We saw one of these in the Great Smoky Mountains national park. Really interesting! peacock fly
Good morning from the Great Smoky Mountains! @ Bearskin Lodge on the River
Driving the scenic route by the Great Smoky Mountains! 🌲💛 almost to Pigeon Forge! @ Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains! I took my in the park and had an for two days!
Junior Ranger: Geology Rocks! Learn how the Great Smoky Mountains were made and change over time 2-2:45pm Newfound Gap Overlook.
Making great memories with my favs in the Great Smoky Mountains
Inside a cloud, the moment before it decided to dump all of its water on us. (Great Smoky Mountains,…
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amazing day in the Great Smoky Mountains and The Biltmore Estate🌷
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get 🍫 @ Great Smoky Mountains
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Spent the day in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Cooking breakfast at the chimneys. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Visiting the eastern Cherokee Nation in the Great Smoky Mountains. Still here, 17,000 strong.
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smokey mountains with my smokin hot best friend @ Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee are aptly-named. Reminiscent of the cloud forests of Costa Rica.
Spending the weekend hiking and vacationing with the family in the Smoky Mountains. I hope you all have a great...
train ride to nantahala gorge for some white water rafting!! @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
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Fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains light up in sync to create a breathtaking effect 😍😍
Looking out on the mountains Thursday evening. :) @ Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains camera captured an awesome view of sun rays coming through the clouds this morning.
What a beautiful morning in the Great Smoky Mountains! Looking forward to day two of
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Mayapple blooming in the White Oak Sinks area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo taken 4/25/2015.
Shot this November 08' in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains. Ran across the quote and applied to pic. Love the quote.
Time for a Great Smokey Mountain As one does. @ Great Smoky Mountains
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Good morning . Most magnificent range in the country, the Great Smoky Mountains
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Another picture perfect day in the Great Smoky Mountains national park. The mountain laurel around the park are at peak.
Lecanora anakeestiicola (Lecanorales): an unusual new fruticose species from Great Smoky Mountains |
. This is Looking Glass Falls right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Did you know there are more than 500 black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains?
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Celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas in Great Smoky Mountains with Festival of Christmas Past
Declan has been a great traveler. We drove through the Great Smoky Mountains today. So beautiful here in North Carolina. What an amazing country we live in.
Photos from an autumn trip through the Appalachian Mountains, from the Great Smoky Mountains, along the Blue Ridge Parkway and lastly in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia.
This is the pageant you don't want to miss. We will be awarding two vacations to the Great Smoky Mountains three days and two nights. Dixie Stampede gift cards for the Christmas dinner and show. $100 visa gift card for gas to go on your trip, luggage, beautiful rhinestone crowns, rhinestone embroidery sashes, trophies, and much more. Boys and girls!! 22 age groups!! MESSAGE: to learn how to enter free. Please "SHARE". We will only take 15 per age group. Enter today so you don't miss out. Spots are filling up so don't wait. Ask how to earn a trip to this beautiful 2 story cabin. Comment with a email address and we will email you a entry form with all details on the pageant.
Share this post and be entered into a drawing for a FREE 3 night vacation to be used in 2015. Winner will be announced on Dec. 15th. It's FALL y'all. FALL for a great price when you stay at our beautiful condo with a loft in Sevierville, TN. Close enough to everything you have come to love about the Great Smoky Mountains yet away from it all, nestled in a private gated community with breathtaking, majestic views atop the mountain. Condo sleeps 6-8 ( 2 queen beds and 1 King) and a pull out sofa sleeper. Linens and towels provided. -Sauna inside pool house -Direct TV, DVD player and VCR player -Wi-Fi at Clubhouse -Laundry Facilities -Picnic Tables/Grills -Hiking Trails -Woodburning fireplace (wood can be purchased at clubhouse There are some great EVENTS going on this month you won't want to miss; Dollywood's Harvest Festival Oct. 3rd- Nov.1st. Circle Yer Wagens (for the Volkswagon lover) Oct. 4th-5th Smokey Mtn Rubberstamp and Scrapbook Show Sevierville Convention Ctr. Oct. 18th-19th Taste of Autumn Gatlin ...
The unofficial beginning and end of Summer is Memorial Day to Labor Day. I have put together a little "Summer in Cades Cove" slideshow video. It contains several images from the past 3 months of this year all within Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. Tip: I have found by hovering over the video and clicking HD and the double arrow at the bottom, the images are clearer and you can view full screen. Runtime is about 5 minutes. I had a great Summer and I hope you did too. Enjoy your Labor Day and now bring on Fall. Sharing is allowed, encouraged and much appreciated. Video was created using Windows Movie Maker. Music is from Ken Burns "The National Parks" soundtrack.
It's that time of year again! Elk are extremely active now through early October in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. REMEMBER: Feeding, touching, disturbing, and willfully approaching wildlife within 50 yards (150 feet), or any distance that disturbs or displaces wildlife, are illegal in the park. How to safely view the elk: courtesy WLOSer Kelly Doty
Good morning from the great smoky mountains it's nice to wake up to the cool mountain air I am so pumped to ride the tail of the dragon today 318 curves in 11 miles let's roll
GSM 2014! (otherwise known as editing month old-photos in class)
Apparently everyone is going the same place we are @ Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
My 90th meeting of 90 ... in the Great Smoky Mountains. What a gift.
Finally made it to Great Smoky Mountains National Park! I've had this one on my list for quite some…
Today's the day!. Don't miss this big event!. Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball!
Home Wet Home Houseboat on Fontana Lake in North Carolina at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains.
View of Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Hangover Lead Trail in the Joyce Kilmer/ Slickrock Creek Wilderness.
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Painting of the trail to Grotto Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
View from Foothills Parkway near Cosby in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee
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Also, I just picked up some Airwick refills that were inspired by fall sunsets in the Great Smoky Mountains.
“Going to the woods is going home.” John Muir – Image of Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Dr.
An isolated shower on the western end of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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A Place You Gotta visit !!. In the Great Smoky Mountains, close to Smoky Mountains Nat'l Park. So much to see and do!
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Me back in the day in a cabin on a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains
Doing some research and getting way too excited // Summer in the park: Great Smoky Mountains
The sky is ever so blue inviting people from all over the world to travel to the Great Smoky Mountains
Hump Day Hiatusing in the Great Smoky Mountains. They don't call them great for nothing.
I ran the Great Smoky Mountains when I was there in July...I think I left my lung on the mountain. my legs were jello :o)
Great Smoky Mountains opens new steam shop - TRAINS Magazine
Today's blog is about the vacation we took two weeks ago to the Great Smoky Mountains and the fleeting nature of...
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SMN spent this afternoon with Louise Best, wife of late renowned Southern Appalachian banjoist Carroll Best. In 1956, when she was 18 years old and newly married, Louise, alongside, Carroll, family and friends, were recorded in Waynesville, North Carolina by legendary "song catcher" Joseph Hall, who was hired by the National Park Service to capture the voices, stories and music and the folks in the Great Smoky Mountains. Hall traveled around the rural mountains in the late 1930s recordings music and people of Southern Appalachia, only to return numerous times throughout the decades following, always recording, always fascinated by what he came across. Those recordings were recently compiled into a new collection being released by the Great Smoky Mountains Association. An official album release party will be Sept. 19 in Lake Junaluska. Such a treat to chat with her about Carroll, who is regarded as one of the all-time great banjo players...check it out below...stay tuned for a full feature in next week's p ...
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My gorgeous view of the Great Smoky Mountains, @ sunset from my back deck . :) love my lil home!
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The meddlesome black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains are causing some of my favorite trails to be closed. (lcmimi)
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Heading for the Great Smoky Mountains and Daniel Boone National Forest for some R'n R :). Should be a few pictures posted over the next few days
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I did it!!! I hiked the Great Smoky Mountains! 75 miles in 6 days that included hiking to the highest point on the whole Appalachian Trail and Tennessee (6600+ feet!) ... I'm going to sit down for a week!
Bridge on Newfound Gap Road at the Chimneytops Picnic Area in the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Blackberry Farm Preps to Debut New Wellness Center In the last few years, Blackberry Farm has established itself as a sought-after destination in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. Now, a new wellness center is set to further enhance the luxury hotel beyond its celebrated food and wine programs. Slated to open in June, the new Wellness Center & Spa is nestled in a meadow at the edge of Blackberry’s original property, landscaped with herb gardens and pools. Like the hotel itself, the spa is designed in a rustic-chic style with reclaimed materials. At Blackberry Farm, wellness is defined as making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life, toward a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing. Experts will lead the programs, which will focus on fitness, health, and a balanced, sustainable lifestyle. Beyond the farm-inspired spa treatments, there will be steam rooms, lounges, one-on-one consultation areas, a classroom, and a juice bar. You’ll experience this lifestyle in every corner of the farm ...
Smile while you still have teeth :) it's been how long since you updated your family portraits ??? Really ?? Talk to me , let's make this happen ! My camera and I are up North in the Great Smoky Mountains exploring , back to work in a few days . Happy St Patty's long weekend all :)
Local photographer, Dave Gafney will show his Landscape and Wildlife Photography at The Kinderhook Group for the month of March as part of First Fridays Artswalk! Crawford Square, 137 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. Dave Gafney spent fifteen years working as an interpretive naturalist for the National Park Service. He had the privilege to live and work in some of our most beautiful national parks including Yellowstone, Zion, Isle Royale, Great Smoky Mountains and Death Valley. It was only “natural" that this experience would lead him to a passion for landscape and wildlife photography. Originally from the Berkshires, Dave currently resides in Lee.
After Oklahoma I rode to Arkansas the scenery improved more rivers and woodland. This continued as I rode through Mississippi Alabama & Tennessee the rivers and woodlands now swampland. Then I headed to south west Tennessee & Georgia the Great Smoky Mountains came into sight this is the home to some of the best riding roads in the USA.
Let's take the time out to wish Pro Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann a happy birthday today! Lynn Curtis Swann (born 03/07/1952) was born in Alcoa, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains near Knoxville. The Swann family moved to San Mateo, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area when Lynn was two. As a youth, Swann was raised in neighboring Foster City and attended Junípero Serra High School, where in addition to playing football he was a track star, leaping 24' 10" in the long jump. At the 1970 CIF California State championship meet, Swann won the state title, defeating future Olympic gold medalist Randy Williams. Swann attended the University of Southern California, where he was an All-American on the Trojans football team. He played under legendary coach John McKay, including the 1972 undefeated and national championship season. McKay said of Swann, "He has speed, soft hands, and grace." He completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations in 1974. In 1993, he was inducted i ...
I grew up in the south. N.C. Appalachian Mountains also known as Great Smoky Mountains. We knew how to
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Wild Child Clayworks was born in the midst of the Great Smoky Mountains. Our roots also extend to the banks of the Tennessee River in North Alabama and encompass many beautiful places we’ve seen in our travels all over the world. We love the wildness in all the landscapes we’ve taken in, but none...
They met on the Appalachian Trail, he proposed on a canoe trip, they got married in the Great Smoky Mountains, and they climbed out into the Little River for wedding photos. You certainly don't want to miss this wedding shot by our associate photographer, Erin, and 2nd shooter, Clint!
Woot! Finding Bigfoot tonight was filmed just up the road in the Great Smoky Mountains!
Historic Balsam Mountain Inn, in the North Carolina mountains, is near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains, Dillsboro, Waynesville, Cherokee and WCU
So much to learn from observing this video..what a gift! - Elk vs Photographer
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The Polar Express at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad continues thru December 29th (except Thanksgving and...
After a chilly walk this morning, guests returned by way of this trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park to...
Sunset and Moonrise in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee
I am devastated. The Great Smoky Mountains NP is closed on Saturdays. =[
playground in the Great Smoky Mountains breathtaking views
Might be taking photography to the extreme! Elk vs. Photographer | Great Smoky Mountains National Park - YouTube
playground USA in the Great Smoky Mountains breathtaking views
Possibly camera-shy elk challenges photographer to a duel
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Smokies YouTube elk euthanized: An elk that butted heads with an Asheville photographer in Great Smoky Mountains...
One of many waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.
At The Great Smoky Mountains! Had a great time at The Dixie Stampede!
This is not likely the best way to get close to an elk.
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Elk Euthanized - Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials confirmed Friday to WBIR TV out of Knoxville that...
Nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church is dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission by making disciples of our neighbors near and far.
The more pictures I see about our scenery roads, and national parks, the more I realize that I live in a beautiful country. The fact that our country has some shortcomings, doesn't mean that I can't appreciate the beauty of it. From Sierra Nevada, to the Great Smoky Mountains. From the tropical areas, to the continental areas. From the Appalachians, to the Great Plains, to the Rocky Mountains, to the deserts, Great Canyon. From thousands of small towns/cities, to the global cities. So many options! Diversity and the people is what developed our country from nothing to a global economic powerhouse. That economic engine is what moves our military forward. We have Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and all those that supply our military. As long the people serve and protect, the beauty of our country is preserved. I want to thank all veterans, and to those that recently joined the military for protecting the values of our country.
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The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is shared in this short, enchanting video:
Clouds roll into the Great Smoky Mountains, as observed from Newfound Gap.
Yesterday, we went on van tour through the Great Smoky Mountains up to Newfound Gap, elevation 5046, and the site where NC and TN meet. In addition to breathtaking views, we saw the monument where FDR dedicated the park to the American people in 1940.
Oct. 25th color report from GSMA: Fall colors are now at peak between elevations of 3,000 feet and 6,000 feet in the Great Smoky Mountains. In the spruce-fir forests at the very highest elevations, the few deciduous trees are now past peak. Colors are especially brilliant along the upper reaches of Newfound Gap Road. At elevations below 3,000 feet, where the forest is rich with maple, oak, hickory, and other hardwood trees, colors will likely peak during the last week of October and the first few days of November. The fall color display is very good to excellent this year with some good reds among the rich golds. Suggested drives include Little River Road, Cades Cove, the Foothills Parkway East (near Newport and Cosby), the Foothills Parkway West (near Townsend), Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, and Cataloochee Valley.
It's 52 degrees right now here in the GA Foothills at Dahlonega and 28 at Beech Mountain,NC which is just a little higher in elevation than Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountains. Probably in the low 20's at Clingmans Dome. The winds were also around 50 MPH earlier in the higher elevations. Finally feelin' like real fall weather!
That Old Flame of Mine (A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade): Set in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, J. J. Coo...
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What a wonderful evening I have had with my dear ol' college friend, Martha Kent Martin, and her husband. Martha was chosen for an Art Internship for the month of Oct. in the Great Smoky Mountains and they're enroute to there. Her etchings and jewelry are exquisite. We've laughed and talked and looked at the stars (they live in the city and these Meadows of Dan stars and Milky Way are putting on a show tonight!). And, hey, I cooked supper - a big pot of barley vegetable soup (love those Vermont gourmet soup packets!), oatmeal wheat bread from the Bread Basket in Floyd - and my OWN rhubarb apple sauce...with a bottle of local wine. It's like being transported back a couple decades.
Dollywood is a 150 acre family adventure park in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.
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A herd of horses graze in the valley at Cades Cove, back-dropped by the Great Smoky Mountains.
Vintage Tennessee Postcard ~ Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains ~ by The Vintage Plum Shop . via
I love spending time on my deck because I am able to look out at the Great Smoky Mountains.
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one of my friends has a great bear encounter story while vacationing in Great Smoky Mountains. he almost died. it was awful. great story!
Here another picture that got lost from the Great Smoky Mountains!
Remarkable story of a 1567 Spanish fort discovered near...the Great Smoky Mountains?!
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Purchase Knob web cam view of a smoky sunrise over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park:...
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I thought the Great Smoky Mountains would be a little smokier than this.
Back in the Great Smoky Mountains doing a little publicity in Pigeon Forge for there event in February Saddle Up Cowboy Festival
Look Rock webcam view of blue skies over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this afternoon:...
Just drove thru the great smoky mountains!
Sunset from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee
Photoset: I had a double mission when I hiked to Campsite 16 on the west end of the Great Smoky Mountains NP...
Clingmans Dome - The highest peak in The Great Smoky Mountains. This was taken just before sunset with…
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Dogwood - Cornus Florida - photographed this spring at Great Smoky Mountains National Park :-)
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View of Ramsey Cascades in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when the waterfall was still partially froze...
I'll be yodeling for you in spirit to cheer you on while I'm enjoying the Great Smoky Mountains.
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