Being locals and living her in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, we often have lots of great tips to share with those of you that might be visiting.   Maybe it’s how to deal with bears you see on the trail, the best gear to bring along with you on your Day hike, or maybe even how to take the best photos of the mountains, trails and waterfalls.

You’ll find all of our tips in the articles below, and we know you’ll find them helpful:

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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