Smoky Mountains Hike to Charlie’s Bunion | Take Two!

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Hark, a post! The last couple of weeks have been full of things that have kept me away from the blog, mainly getting our carpet replaced, followed by me getting sick! Our house is all put back together again so I’m getting myself caught up on some backlogged photos I need to share with all… read more »

Hike to Spence Field and Rocky Top

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Spence Field & Rocky Top via Lead Cove Trail Roundtrip Length: 10.6 miles Total Elevation Gain: 3,650 Feet Directions to Trailhead:  From the Townsend “Y” intersection, drive west for 5.6 miles on Laurel Creek Road towards Cades Cove. Parking lot for the Lead Cove Trail will be on your left. Back in October, we plotted… read more »

Hike to Siler’s Bald

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Yay for more hiking!  This time we set our sights on… Siler’s Bald Roundtrip: 9.3 miles (we went a bit farther than that because we also took a side jaunt up to Clingman’s Dome) Total Elevation Gain: 2,152 ft (again, it’ll be more if you go to Clingman’s) Directions: From the Sugarlands Visitor Center near… read more »

Hike to Rainbow Falls

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I’m so excited for the warm months, because that means lots and lots of hiking!!  Over Mother’s Day weekend we trekked to Rainbow Falls, and this time we had along a couple of extras – Matt’s mom and dad! Rainbow Falls: Roundtrip distance: 5.4 miles Elevation gain: 1,685ft Directions to Trailhead: From Light #8 in… read more »

Hiking the Lumber Ridge Trail

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Back in February, we took our last cold weather hike – the Lumber Ridge Trail, beginning in Tremont. This trek can best be described as a nice, peaceful stroll through the woods. Winter hikes are different in that most of the noise from birds and other wildlife is not present, leaving you with an almost… read more »

2011 Hiking Round-Up

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Matt and I found a new love for hiking in 2011, and we’ve had a blast sharing our photos on the blog.  In case you missed some of our adventures, here’s a collection of all of our hikes from last year!

Hiking the Rich Mountain Loop – In Snow!

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Last month, Kara & Remington joined us for a wintry hike on the Rich Mountain Loop Trail.  We first hiked this route last summer, and we were interested to see the differences that the colder months would bring. Uggggly pre-dawn photo of our egg sammich.  I had to post it, otherwise you guys would have… read more »

Hike to Mt. Cammerer Fire Tower

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The Trail: Mt. Cammerer Fire Tower Duration: 12 miles roundtrip Elevation gain: 2,470 feet Directions to Trail: At the junction of 441 and 321 in Gatlinburg (Light 3), turn to travel eastbound on 321/73 and drive 18.2 miles until the road dead-ends into Hwy 32. Turn right here towards Cosby, and drive 1.2 miles to… read more »

Hike to Mt. LeConte!

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The Trail: Mt. LeConte via Alum Cave Bluffs The Distance: 10 miles roundtrip The Climb: 2,763 feet A few weeks ago we tackled the big boy and clomped our way to Mt. LeConte!  There are several ways to get up there, but we chose the Alum Cave Bluff trail – the shortest, and steepest route.… read more »