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Home movies from the Smokies – From the 1920s to the 1960s


Here’s a great article about a video of the Smokies that is being released.  It’s made in part by combining home videos from the early years of the park.  You can watch a couple of minutes of the video at the link.  Check it out!



*** We make movies of our trips through the Smokies as well.  Then we head back to www.smokymountaintower.com to sleep and relax.  It’s a great place to stay ***


NEW GoSmoky.com Internet Radio show tomorrow morning 10:30-11AM

Hiking along trail to Laurel Falls

It’s been awhile since I have been able to host an episode of “The GoSmoky.com Internet Radio Show.”  I will host one tomorrow morning from 10:30-11:00AM.  The topic of the show will be the 75th anniversary of the Smoky Mountains National Park.  I’ll be discussing the Smokies and Pigeon Forge with Leon Downey, the Exe. Dir. of the Pigeon Forge Dept. of Tourism. 

I also plan to get you up to speed with some Smoky Mountain related news.  We’ll take a look at what’s going on in the area.  If you don’t catch it live at www.blogtalkradio.com/gosmoky, you will be able to hear it later at www.gosmoky.com.

It should be a fun show.


Fire in Cades Cove… for good reason


Cades Cove

In order to keep the Cades Cove fields the way we love them, the park service occasionally mows and burns different parts of the fields.  About 950 acres are mowed 2 times per year and another 1,000 acres or so are burned.  If you are in the mountains soon, you could see the fires in Cades Cove.  Beginning Tuesday, some fields will be burned to prevent the woods from taking the fields back.  Click below for more…


Here’s a bonus photo for this story:) As soon as I have the cash, I’m investing in a better camera:)

Deer in Cades Cove

Smokies hiking website gets award…

Hiking Bridge

Hiking is one of my favorite ways to enjoy the Smokies.  I might not be a serious hiker, but I VERY RARLY visit the Smokies without taking in SOME sort of a hike while I’m there.  There is an excellent website, www.hikinginthesmokys.com specifically geared toward giving you the info you need for a great hike in the smokys.  If you want information on hiking in the smokys, you would be hard-presses to find better information anywhere online (including the park service’s website.)  Check out a recent award the site won…


Retreat for female cancer survivors in the Smokies March 27th-29th

Edgewater Hotel

I thought I’d let you guys know about a retreat being held March 27-29 at the Edgewater Hotel in Gatlinburg.  Full information about the retreat can be found at this link…