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Elk In The Cataloochee Valley

Wednesday , 9, July 2014 Comments Off on Elk In The Cataloochee Valley

After unexpectedly seeing a huge bull elk in Maggie Valley earlier in the day on Wednesday, June 25th and enjoying a pleasant walk around Lake Junaluska, we drove to the Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at dusk to see the nightly arrival of the elk coming out of the woods into […]

Yesterday we traveled over to Cherokee, NC so that Amber could do some shopping and Abby could go swimming in the Oconaluftee River. Rather than drive the winding, rollercoaster-like portion of Highway 19 between Maggie Valley and Cherokee, I drove us up the portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway that runs between Maggie Valley and […]

Ken Burns Speaks About National Parks At Rollins College

Monday , 14, April 2014 Comments Off on Ken Burns Speaks About National Parks At Rollins College

Last Monday night Cindy and I joined approximately 2,000 other folks at the Alfond Sports Center on the campus of Rollins College to hear celebrated director and producer of documentary films Ken Burns speak on the subject of our National Parks. As lovers and supporters of National Parks, and having the distinct pleasure of living […]

Postcards From Maggie Valley – Clingman’s Dome

Saturday , 12, October 2013 Comments Off on Postcards From Maggie Valley – Clingman’s Dome

Three years ago this weekend, Cindy and I drove 40 miles west of Maggie Valley to hike Clingman’s Dome. Clingman’s Dome sits in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the North Carolina/Tennessee border and rises to an elevation of 6,643 feet. At the time we had just moved to Maggie Valley and weren’t used […]

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