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 »

Hiking Little Bottoms Trail – Crazy Tornado Damage!

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The Trail: Abrams Falls via Little Bottoms The Distance: 10+ miles roundtrip, ~1,500ft elevation gain. How to get there: (from: http://www.cadescove.net ) Take US 321 from Maryville until you come to Foothill Parkway. Turn right and go to U.S. 129 and turn left. Drive a hundred yards or so and turn left on Happy Valley… read more »

Hiking the Rich Mountain Loop Trail

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A few weeks ago, we headed back to the Smokies and tackled another hiking trail.  This time, the Rich Mountain Loop was the one on our radar.  The trail is 8.5 miles with an elevation gain of 1,736 feet.  Since it makes one big loop, there’s no backtracking and you get new scenery for most… read more »