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
“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.
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