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.
A South Carolina man who pleaded guilty to the murder of a man last year inside the historic Smokemont Baptist Church in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison. During a hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger ordered 23-year-old Forrest Dakota Hill, of Easley,
Parson Branch Road in Cades Cove could be closed through 2016 – The Daily Times: News The ravages of a tiny insect have forced Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials to close Parson Branch Road in Cades Cove. It is not expected to reopen in 2016. More than 1,700 hazardous trees, damaged by the hemlock
Cabin cleaner comes face to face with black bear An East Tennessee woman told Local 8 News she was cleaning a customer’s cabin in Gatlinburg Monday afternoon when she noticed a black bear on the front porch. Christine Perry shared photographs of the encounter and said the bear was digging through an unsecured trash can
A Smokies backcountry shelter is closed after a camper was bitten by a bear. According to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bradley Veeder, of Las Vegas, was sleeping in a tent near the Spence Field Backcounty Shelter on Tuesday when he was bitten in the leg through his tent. The bear was scared away,