Great Smoky Mountains: Deep Creek Campground

In an effort to stick a fork in our Cumberland Gap/Deep Creek adventure, let’s wrap up the whole series with my thoughts on the Deep Creek campground…just in case you […]


Going “Deep” in the Smokies

Our rather damp arrival in Bryson City was coupled with an equally damp first night at Deep Creek. But we awoke to clear skies and were ready to explore, even […]


Moving Right Along: Bryson City

When I last left you in the tales of our fall adventure, we were heading to Bryson City, NC after a brief stopover in the ever-fabulous Asheville. Our goal was […]


Adventures in Asheville – Part 2

In the first installment of our time in Asheville, I detailed my planning folly and how it nearly ruined our trip. We were quite relieved that Asheville is all sorts […]

Pack Square

Adventures in Asheville – Part 1

…or when good trips go bad…and back to good. So as you know, on our adventure to Cumberland Gap NHP, we boogied out earlier than planned, mostly because of campground […]


Cumberland Gap: Wilderness Road Campground

With the bulk of the things-to-do-and-see items covered in this series of posts on Cumberland Gap NHP, I thought I’d switch gears into review mode. And so my granola-munching peeps, […]


Cumberland Gap: Rangers in the Making

Obviously one of our priorities as parents here at Camp Granola is fostering a love of the outdoors, adventure, and nature in our littlest granolans. Fred and George are curious […]

Muddy Summit

Cumberland Gap: Grab Your Walking Stick

Welcome to the next installment of our Cumberland Gap adventures granola friends. I have no idea how many parts this Cumberland Gap series will be but there’s a good bit […]


Cumberland Gap: Heart of the Park

So diving a bit more into the details of our recent trip, let’s start with a short introduction to the first stop, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, shall we? The […]


Hiccupy Road Trip

Well all, we have returned from our weeklong camping adventure. We here at Camp Granola like flexibility on our journeys so we plan our adventures only in a cursory sense. […]


Mind the Gap

Well, honorary granolans, we are headed off to Cumberland Gap National Historic Park to see what we can see and escape SCGH, if only for a week. Since I will […]


What comes after Plan Z?

Don’t you love it when life just dishes out hiccup after hiccup? Yeah, me too. Good times. After much energy spent planning our New England car-camping adventure, those plans are […]

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