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 feel like visiting. Big picture… The Deep Creek unit as a whole is certainly worth a visit. As I detailed last time, the trails provided wonderful scenery and variety. And …

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 if everything surrounding us was completely sodden. After some examination of the handy-dandy trail map we decided to hike the Juny Whank falls trail as well as sections of the …

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 to make it to Deep Creek, a unit of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Moving west… Now, as I detailed in the posts on Asheville, our plans going forward …

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 of groovy and made it easy to work the kinks out. So the next morning, having only experienced Asheville at night, we decided we should probably see it in daylight …