Great Smoky Mountains

A visit to the Great Smoky Mountains on our return trip to Canada. Lots of scenery and history, and the National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jennifer and I hiked a small portion of the Appalachian Trail to “Charlies Bunion” on our first day in the Park. Our second was a drive through Cades Cove, the remains of a 19th century settlement. On our third day, we hiked up to “Chimney Tops” and then drove to Clingmans Dome, where I captured the quintessential Great Smokys landscape photo. Unseen were the ghosts of the Cherokees, whose home this was until they were forced onto the “Trail of Tears” by Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act.

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