Tag Archive: North Carolina

Mar 27

Mingo Falls: A Big Bear of a Waterfall

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Mingo Falls is a spectacular waterfall located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Cherokee Indian Reservation.  At 120 feet the Mingo Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the area and with its easy access Mingo Falls is a must see.To arrive at the Mingo Falls trailhead just head out of …

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Aug 29

Top Ten Things to see in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the United States.  Two springs ago Karen and I decided to make the trek there from the plains and really enjoyed our time.  We wish we would have been able to see it at the height of its beauty which is the summer and …

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May 30

Mountain Farm Museum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Mountain Farm Museum is a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs in the Great Smoky Moutain National Park.  It is located at Oconaluftee Visitor Center which is just 2 miles away from the town of Cherokee.  The Mountain Farm Museum is exactly as it sounds it is an old …

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May 29

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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After hiking all morning and driving through the park we were getting hungry so we went to the town of Cherokee to stop for lunch.  During lunch we had a decision to make, do we keep on hiking or is it time for something else.  Though we both like to hike and see nature we …

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May 28

Juney Whank Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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On our last day at Great Smoky National Park Karen and I decided to hit the southern part of the park by driving down the Newfound Gap Road.  When we reached the other side we went looking for some more waterfalls.  We eventually decided to go see Juney Whank Falls which is just north of Bryson City, …

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May 26

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is probably the greatest American National Park east of the Mississippi.  Well, it is probably in a tie with the Everglades, and Karen and I have been to both.  But, as far as I can tell they still can not hold a candle to the parks in the West.  …

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