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  1. Trailside Talk: Alum Cave Trail—Heart of the Smokies

    Trailside Talk: Alum Cave Trail—Heart of the Smokies On any given day, and particularly on weekends, the trailhead parking area for Alum Cave Trail is among the most crowded in the Smokies. Cars spill out of the parking area and line up on the sides of US 441, the main road bisecting the park from north to south. It seems that some people like the trail so much that they are willing to walk Read more...
  2. Two Perspectives: Adams and Bohn on Mount Le Conte

    Two Perspectives: Adams and Bohn on Mount Le Conte In late fall of 1925, Paul Adams was astonished to see a visitor walk into his camp on Mount Le Conte. Adams, a young man of 25, had been hired by the Knoxville-based Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association to oversee visitor facilities on this most iconic of Smoky peaks. At this point, the mountain was owned by Champion Paper Company Read more...
  3. Trailside Talk: Mt. Guyot

    Trailside Talk: Mt. Guyot Every year, thousands of Great Smoky Mountains National Park visitors walk up the curving ramp at Clingmans Dome to reach the park’s highest point. Not too far away, others swarm one of six trails to access perhaps the Smokies’ most beloved mountain, Le Conte, the park’s third highest. But what about the other peak in the Read more...

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