Cades Cove Loop- Smoky Mountain National Park {Tennessee}

Cades Cove Loop- Smoky Mountain National Park {Tennessee}

We decided to take a impromptu trip to the Smoky Mountains this weekend. Although the weather was cold, it made for a wonderful weekend away. We decided to start with the Cades Cove Loop in the south west corner of the park. Because of the cool weather, it made the mountains all the more smoky [...]

Grotto Falls Trail- Smoky Mountain National Park {Tennessee}

Grotto Falls Trail- Smoky Mountain National Park {Tennessee}

On our last day in Gatlinburg, we got up really early and made our way into the park for a morning hike. Today we hiked to Grotto Falls and it was incredible. The hike itself is moderately easy. There were lots of log steps set into the mountain side to help make the trail easier [...]

Baskins Creek Trail- Smoky Mountain National Park {Tennessee}

Baskins Creek Trail- Smoky Mountain National Park {Tennessee}

After a day of the shops of the Village and the thrills of Anakeesta, we were ready for another hike in the park to finish off the day. This time we ventured to the Baskins Creek Trail for a short, easy hike through the hundreds of rhododendrons plants that line the trail. What was interesting [...]

Laural Falls Trail- Smoky Mountain National Park {Tennessee}

Laural Falls Trail- Smoky Mountain National Park {Tennessee}

Our first day on our weekend adventure was spent in Smokey Mountain National Park. This is the only national park that does not require an entrance fee so it is easy for any and all to enjoy it whether they are hiking, camping, or just driving through. We decided to make our way up to [...]

Smoky Mountain National Park {North Carolina}

Smoky Mountain National Park {North Carolina}

Memorial Day weekend took us to North Carolina to enjoy the glorious mountains of the Smoky Mountain National Park. It was good for my soul to be back in mountains with so many trees and fresh air and hikes to explore. Sadly, I realized that my time in Florida has weakened my hiking ability. But [...]