An injured hiker was rescued Friday in Great Smoky Mountains National Park after falling about 200 feet down an embankment, officials said. Park rangers and personnel from the Townsend Area Volunteer Fire Department were called to the Spruce Flats Falls Trail shortly before 4 p.m. after a female hiker slid off the trail and down
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Big changes are underway for the cabins at historic Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Funding is now in place to make progress on the plans unveiled in 2009 to preserve 19 cabins and destroy 55 others. Since those plans were announced, the Appalachian Clubhouse and Spence Cabin were restored in 2012 while
The first time Earl and Tammi Layhue laid eyes on the hills of Southern Appalachia, they knew they’d come home. At the time they were living in Sandusky, Ohio; the year was 1997, and they came down on vacation. A few years later, they returned for their honeymoon, and again, the mountains spoke to Layhue
A new satellite view of the Smoky Mountains shows the blue mist that gives the region its name. The image, shared by NASA’s Earth Observatory, is a best-pixel image of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in east Tennessee. That means that it’s made up of the most cloud-free pixels taken from the Landsat 5 and
Aiden James is the author of a popular series of horror novels set in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains…. “Buried deep in a ravine in the picturesque Smoky Mountains is a very dark secret. David Hobbs, vacationing with his wife Miriam, inadvertently stumbles upon a small cloth ‘keepsake’ bag and a broken tooth.
The plane that went missing over Great Smoky National Park Monday night was found Tuesday evening, and officials say no survivors were found. The National Park reported the place was found in a ridge between Cole Creek and Bearpen Hollow Branch, according to WATE. Paramedics were hoisted down to the scene and discovered no one
Officials are looking for a plane that may have gone missing over the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Monday evening. A release from park officials says they received a report around 7:35 p.m. that a missing single-engine airplane might have gone down southwest of Mount LeConte Lodge. The Federal Aviation Administration issued an alert notice
Gatlinburg, Tenn., is trying to recover after a devastating wildfire swept through the town at the base of the Smoky Mountains. Officials have charged two teenagers with arson, for allegedly starting the fire that destroyed or damaged at least 2,400 buildings and killed 14 people. Many worry it will also hinder one of the largest
(AP) Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 2,400 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains. Officials offered few other specifics about how they think the two started a fire that leveled buildings into
Flames tore through the Great Smoky Mountains, killing at least three people, scorching hundreds of homes and businesses and sending more than 14,000 fleeing from the resort towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Tourists and residents scrambled Monday night and early Tuesday to outrun the blaze, which was pushed from the Great Smoky Mountains National