After spending years living near the Great Smoky Mountains it has become one of my favorite spots in the world. One of the oldest mountain ranges on earth, they continue to move and inspire me more and more with every visit.

From the charming old valley of Cades Cove with its 18th century homes and churches, to the towering peaks of Mount LeConte and Clingmans dome. A stop on the appalachian trail, the park boasts some of the best hiking and backpacking in the eastern United States.

The Smokies are home to more varieties of flora and fauna that anywhere else in the country and the mountains boast some of the nation’s only surviving old-growth forests. I hope you will plan a visit soon – in the meantime, check out my gallery here.

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