Rebirth in Great Smoky Mts. – Serenely Beautiful

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A wonderful five mile one-way roadway just east of Gatlinsburg, Tennessee, in the foothills of Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains, at 6,923′ (2010 m.) The turn-outs allow access to old growth forest, streams, waterfalls, wildlife and more. Recently, Sandy Paws and I found unexpected tranquility in the resurgence of forest life, ten months after devastating fires scorched the region. 


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A short walk from one of the turn-outs, leads to a small summit, elevation 2,900 feet (884 m) as shown photographically in the last picture above, and located on the topo renditions here.

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Thanks as usual for viewing, and click on for a closer look. Comments are always welcomed. M 🙂

6 thoughts on “Rebirth in Great Smoky Mts. – Serenely Beautiful

    1. It’s funny you mention this. I have been copying an old post from almost 2 years ago now to start all my new ones, which of course allows zooming. So I figured I’d try the “new” editor, and …there went the zoom. For me, it’s back to to the old editor… How about you? Which editor do you use? M 🙂

    1. Being in NC recently, you might have heard a bit about the fire which destroyed over 500 homes in and around Gatlinsburg last November. It is amazing the town was mostly spared, and back in business in less than a year. M 🙂

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