Category Archives for History

A love story on Porter’s Creek

A historical blog today about the good times and hard times in the mountains years ago. If you’ve hiked up Porters Creek inside Big Greenbrier (Part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park) you’ve walked by the little Ownby Cemetery. The lost in those baby graves stones tells the story of hard times in the […]

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Little River Trail

Little River Trail, located in the Elkmont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National is a fun trail full of interesting history.  Little River is a an out and back trail, with an optional loop.  Keep reading for lots of photos and more information on this historic trail and area. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Elkmont […]

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Kephart Prong Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On Memorial Day, we took a family hike up Kephart Prong trail, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We didn’t have big expectations since the trail was just a simple out and back trail with no waterfall or exciting destination, but this trail turned out to be one of our favorites.   Read […]

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Rough Fork Trail – Cataloochee Valley

After our long  7.4 mile hike along Boogerman Trail a week ago, we were looking for something a little more relaxing and easier for this weekend.  We elected to head back to Cataloochee Valley and hike up the two mile roundtrip Rough Fork trail to the Woody house.  Turned out to be a really nice […]

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Boogerman Trail

Boogerman Trail – Cataloochee Valley

With more than 3,000 miles of trails, finding a new trail to hike on isn’t difficult at all.  I had read a few good reviews on Boogerman Trail, over in Cataloochee Valley.  Boogerman trail, if you follow the loop, is 7.4 miles roundtrip.  About 2 more miles than we had been doing, but I thought […]

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Grove Park Inn Asheville NC

Grove Park Inn Asheville NC

May 2011 was our 19th wedding anniversary and we decided to do something extra special.   We planned a trip to The Grove Park Inn Asheville, NC for the weekend.   We had heard wonderful stories about the Grove Park for many years, and always wanted to stay there.   Our weekend there was wonderful, and we had […]

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