Tag: rivers

  1. Trailside Talk: Water Up, Water Down

    Trailside Talk: Water Up, Water Down What is it about flowing water that so many of us find so mesmerizing and magnetic? The sound? The movement? The fall over a precipice to a pool below? The eternal pounding against rocks that become imperceptibly smoother by the moment? Whatever the attraction, the Smokies—and, by happy extrapolation, Smokies visitors—are blessed Read more...
  2. Image for the Asking: Little is a Relative Term

    Image for the Asking: Little is a Relative Term

    “Little” can be a relative term. For example, at an elevation of approximately 5100 feet, in the lofty vicinity of Collins Gap, small streams form on the north slope of Clingmans Dome, the highest point in all of Tennessee.

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  3. Trailside Talk: The Waters of the Oconaluftee

    Trailside Talk: The Waters of the Oconaluftee By Mike Hembree Attempting to rank rivers in one of the country’s most beloved national parks is a dangerous business. Even listing a few wonderful streams and rivers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is like shooting a family photograph and leaving out one of the children. A quick, off-the-top-of-the-head list might include Little Read more...

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