Davidson River North Slope Campsite Fishing Trail

The Davidson River within the Pisgah National Forest is home to several trout species. The North Slope ridge Trail follows the stream and has several campsites we’ll check out for our future camping trips! We will hike the North Slope trail, it’s a neat little loop starting and ending at the Davidson River campground. Starting … Continue reading Davidson River North Slope Campsite Fishing Trail

Pilot Cove-Slate Rock Trail

I will combine Pilot Cove Loop and the Slate Rock trail to make a 5.8 mile loop trail, all in all we did 9.2 miles total. Starting at the eastern end of our map at the Slate Rock Creek trail-head we found some parking near the guard rail. Slate Rock Creek crosses the road here … Continue reading Pilot Cove-Slate Rock Trail

GSMNP Walnut Bottom Campsite 37

To get to the turn to Big Creek by auto from I-40 going west, as soon (and I mean as soon) as you see the North Carolina Tennasee line get in the right lane to take the Waterville exit 451. Cross the Pigeon River pass an old paper mill converted into a Duke energy power … Continue reading GSMNP Walnut Bottom Campsite 37

Glamping Trip at Westgate River Ranch

Scott, Linda Pam and I decided to try Glamping – Glamour Camping, if your not in the know. Definitely different than primitive camping or car camping. Think electricity, queen sized bed, fluffy pillows, refrigerator, even A/C and heat! We hiked, ate and drank well – a terrific time was had by all! Browse the gallery … Continue reading Glamping Trip at Westgate River Ranch

Camp at Historic site #47 in the Smokey Mountain National Park

This location started out in search of a waterfall for me – Enloe Creek Falls. After much research and second hand accounts I finally found the location and how to get into the seldom-visited reaches of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just outside the Cherokee Indian Reservation, you’ll be hard-pressed to find this waterfall on … Continue reading Camp at Historic site #47 in the Smokey Mountain National Park

Enloe Creek Trail to BackCountry Campsite No. 47

If you love to fish private picturesque trails with small waterfalls off a Smoky Mountain stream, you’ll love hiking along the Enloe Creek Trail. It’s a 3.6 mile trail from the Hyatt Ridge to the Hughes Ridge Trail, though it can be muddy in places. To reach Enloe Creek, hike 1.8 miles on the Hyatt … Continue reading Enloe Creek Trail to BackCountry Campsite No. 47

Confluence of Sassafras and Snowbird Creek Camping & Fishing

First I have to say, finding Snowbird is like finding a four leaf clover! We felt very lucky when we found it. This wilderness area is very secluded and not known to hikers, so the chances of finding solitude are great. We only saw two dog runners and a car camping guy with a dog. … Continue reading Confluence of Sassafras and Snowbird Creek Camping & Fishing

Fontana Dam & Lake-shore Trail

If you’ve never been to Fontana Lake – it’s a must see! For this hike we will drive take 23/74 W towards Bryson city for about 40 miles to the turn or street of Fontana Dam. I stopped in the dam parking area and read the signs, learned about the area and plan to return … Continue reading Fontana Dam & Lake-shore Trail

Naked Ground, Haoe & Hangover Hike

You’ll see sheer drop offs for thousands of feet, grand vistas looking into NC. And finally the Hangover is what its name implies, a rocky outcropping with full 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains. Continue reading Naked Ground, Haoe & Hangover Hike

Mount LeConte Hike by Alum Cave

Second Highest peak in the Appalachians. 2.5 Miles starting from Alum Cave/Bluff. Just past Alum Cave is Gracie’s Pulpit. This landmark is named after Gracie McNichol, who hiked to Mount LeConte on her 92nd birthday! At roughly 2.5 miles from the trailhead the pulpit marks the halfway point to Mt. LeConte. Over the next two … Continue reading Mount LeConte Hike by Alum Cave