narrative about every aspect of the GSMNP.
Includes maps and images of Cades
Cove by photographers Chuck Summers,
Ernie and Julie Guenther, Ken Chiles, Tom and Pat Cory, and Rod
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A brief synopsis of
how the Great Smoky Mountains National Park came to be, its cost,
individuals who played key roles in the Park's development and some
photo images courtesy of the GSMNP (graphics intensive, so please
be patient - 100k).
In depth feature about black bears in
the GSMNP. This article includes where to spot bears, as well as
bear safety, habitat, diet, hibernation, bear cubs, and more--plus
lots of photos of bears.
Some great Tennessee images by Chuck Summers.
A selection of 60 beautiful wildflowers, and where to find them.
Suggested drives and quiet walkways where you can view the wildflowers.
requirements, wedding chapels, ordained ministers, and other wedding
services to make your Smoky Mountain wedding a memorable one. You
can even be married in the Park.
With more than
800 miles of trails in the Park, the hiking and camping enthusiast
can find their paradise in the Smokies. Each month Rod's Guide features
a noteworthy hike that will range from
easy to very challenging, and included are a detailed map and directions
to the trailhead. Ever wondered who
maintains the trails?
Click here to view photographs of the
national park's animals. The wildlife
photos will help you identify the animals on your trip to the
Great Smoky Mountains.
The Park is an
angler's delight. You must know your fish--the brook,
abound and can be found in a multitude of idyllic fly fishing surroundings.
A special feature
by photographer Chuck Summers. These beautiful waterfalls
serve as part of the reward for hiking in the Smokies.
Excerpts from a new book by Carlos
C. Campbell entitled Memories of Old Smoky--a collection
of stories and experiences from the early years of the GSMNP and
the pre-park years. Carlos Campbell is the author Birth of A
National Park and co-author of Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers.
(Reprinted here with the permission of the author's
granddaughter, Rebecca Campbell Arrants)