Monday, October 29, 2012

Smoky Mountains National Park

Last week I camped at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  I was joined by Steve Hinch and his new bride Edyta.  It was a perfect week with early morning temps about 40 and warming up to 70.  There was hardly a single cloud in the sky all week.  A big thank you to Edyta for serving up SMORES each night around the camp fire.  

Cades Cove has been preserved by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to look much the way it looked in the 1800's.  Once home to a small mountain community, whose settlers came from Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, Cades Cove is today the largest open air museum in the entire Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  Cades Cove is home to several pioneer homesteads, barns, pasture and farmland - a fitting tribute to the hearty people who lived here in the days of yesteryear.

The draw in late October is the fall foliage.  There is an eleven mile loop road through the Cove valley and during the fall season it can take two to three hours to travel the loop.  I've included a few pictures here from the trip.  To see more, please visit my web site at  

Cades Cove Fall Color

Carter Shields Cabin, Cades Cove

Little River, Tremont

Mountain Spring

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1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing more pics, David.