Notes from Camp

You may have noticed that it took me something like two months to tell you about our one week trip to Cumberland Gap and Deep Creek. If you follow Val in Real Life on Twitter and Facebook, you know that we’ve been on many other adventures since then with spotty wifi access. This obviously makes it tough to get posts …

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 …

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. And while our plans (again I use the term loosely) were to spend most of our time at Cumberland Gap, we ended up splitting the trip. We opted for a …