Call of the Oconaluftee

I take two routes to Western North Carolina: Interstate 40 or U.S. 441 through Great Smoky
Mountains National Park. I chose the more scenic route through the park last week. I stopped at the¬†Oconaluftee River Trail and Mountain Farm Museum behind the Oconaluftee Visitors Center. It’s a tranquil spot and a good place for a break before venturing into Cherokee and Bryson City, N.C. Continue reading


Cades Cove trek

I live close to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hardly get out there, it seems. This morning I decided it was time for that to change. Continue reading