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6 Ways to Make The Most out of your Vacation Photos

How many of you have made a trip to the Blue Ridge or Smoky Mountains, or some other destination and snapped so many vacation photos that you lose track of what was taken where?  Most of us have done this at one time or another. It can be SO frustrating.   At the time you […]

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The Black Bear Necessities

There has been a lot of talk recently on various Facebook groups and in the news about the amount of bear activity in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   While the activity this year is no more or less than prior years, early spring is the most active time for Black Bears, and in particular […]

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Day Hike Essentials Featured

Day Hiking Essentials

The Blue Ridge Mountains offer more than 5,000 miles of hiking trails.   Many of these trails are fairly long, and only suitable for overnight hikes.   Right now, with young children and busy schedules, we prefer trails that can be hiked in the same day, often called day hikes(read all about our 10 favorite trails family hiking […]

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