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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Chestnut Top Trail

I took another solo hike recently. I had planned to go with my usual hiking partner but that didn’t work out. We still got our usual pre-hike omelets though. I was hopeful that Chestnut Top Trail was going to be full of wild flowers. The Little Brown Book records it as the best wildflower hike … Continue reading »

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Jake’s Creek to Jake’s Gap

I got an unexpected chance to go solo hiking the other day. I decided to head up Jake’s Creek starting in the Elkmont camping area. I traveled about four miles up the trail to Jake’s Gap. This is where the trail intersects the Panther Creek trail headed west and the Miry Ridge Trail headed east … Continue reading »

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Schoolhouse Gap to Campsite #6

Here are two pics from a recent 12 mile hike I took with my dad up Schoolhouse Gap to Chestnut Ridge Trail west to campsite #6. It rained about 70% of the time. I’m glad I packed my hammock’s rainfly which allowed us to get out of the rain for lunch.

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Indian Flats Falls

My dad and I took a quick day trip up the Middle Prong Creek Trail to Indian Flat Falls. It was a beautiful hike and the trees were still very colorful. It is an easy 8miles up and back with a gentle grade the whole way. My understanding is that it was a former railroad … Continue reading »

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