This is where I live! This is my home state, where I’ve grown up! I’ve been all the way to the West of it, check out “E-Session in Memphis” for photos from my recent trip there, up to Bristol, and all the way down to the Ocoee along the Eastern side of our beautiful tri-divided state! We have an East, Middle and West to out little state! I lived in Middle Tennessee for almost 5 years, and fell in love with Nashville! But my heart will always be in the hills of East TN, hills that cannot be matched anywhere else in our fair state! As one of my long time friends recently said “I think Heaven will be in East Tn!” I’m inclined to hope! hahaha! If you ever wish to travel anywhere in the south my personal suggestions are Tellico Plains, for “Bald River Falls” and “Indian Boundary”, Reliance, TN (where the movie “Deliverance” was filmed…and yes…if you ever hear banjos….RUN…or “paddle faster!” LOL! If it’s warm then you must hit up the wonderous Ocoee River…world class rapids baby! Then of course there’s my loves “Cades Cove” and Gatlinburg, TN…no not just the beautiful little “ski town” carved in to the mountains by the “Ober Gatlinburg” folks years ago, but the actual Great Smokey Mountains National Park you’ll hit when you go through the town!
You’ll undoubtedly see numerous photos from my absolute FAVORITE road in the whole stinkin state…”Newfound Gap Road” or US441 on the map! If you’re wanting to travel it in the Winter however then you better hit up the Road Condition Hotline via 865-436-1200 or the website “Temporary Road & Facilities Closures”. The 1st photos below are actually from a trip I took up there last week, the rest are some of my favorites from this past year….especially the last 2 panormas from the Blue Ridge Parkway back in May of this year…you should take a drive on that too one day….and bring shoes for a “quick” hike at the top/rest area…trust me…it’s worth the trip but man I wish I’d had real shoes that day…I mean, I LOVE me some flip flops, but dang, hiking sure is HARD in them! LOL!
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ICICLES GALOREAn ice wall of the left and only 1900+ Miles to Maine on the right....Appalchain Trailhead!