by Kat and John LaFevre
There is no place on earth that brings me more happiness than the Great Smoky Mountains! I have a little place in Sevier County, about 10 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and when I am not there, I am trying to figure out when I can go back. I have been a lot of places in my life, but I have never found anywhere that is as beautiful as the Smoly Mountains. Last week, me and my Mom had a wonderful time hiking some of the trails. Over the years, I have hiked almost every trail, but this time I found a book that added a lot of excitement to some of the trails that I have hiked several times. This book helped me to see things that I have over looked in the past and I learned some new things. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Smoky Mountains. I think kids would love this. I know when I was a kid, I loved a good scavenger hunt. The hikes range from very easy to extreme, with most of them in the easy to moderate range.
Here are a few photographs that I took while on a couple of these hikes.
A dynamite hole in a big rock on Porters Creek Trail
An old Cemetary that I would have missed without this book! Also on Porters vCreek Trail.
Never knew this barn was in this area, but thanks to the book, I can mark it off my list!
On the Laurel Falls trail, this little bird kept trying to land on my head!
OK, I didn't find him on a trail, he lives near my house, but he was so cute, I wanted to share him with you!
I have a mushroom habit! It takes me twice as long to hike a trail, because i keep stopping to take mushroom pictures.
More Fungi, but I will stop here, because I have thousands of mushroom pictures and I could go on all night.
Anyway, I love, love , love this book and I think anyone that is planning to hike in the Smoky Mountains should have this book!