Best of the burden: Smokies mules make backcountry operations possible – Part 1

A member of the mule team waits patiently as Danny Gibson moves in the background to assess the load to be transported. Holly Kays photo In popular culture mules get a bad rap, cast as stubborn, ornery and even mischievous.  But Danny Gibson, animal packer for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, spends more time with mules … Continue reading Best of the burden: Smokies mules make backcountry operations possible – Part 1

Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg Horseback Riding When you’re in the Great Smoky Mountains and looking for “horseback riding near me,” two horseback riding Gatlinburg stables are usually at the top of the search results. These are Smoky Mountain Riding Stables and Sugarlands Riding Stables. Smoky Mountain Riding Stables Smoky Mountain Riding Stables is an authorized concessionaire of the National … Continue reading Horseback Riding in the Smoky Mountains

“Must See” Smoky Mountain waterfalls

Smoky Mountain Rafting chose four “must see” Smoky Mountain waterfalls. I have hiked Grotto Falls a couple of times and that is a good hike for me. I like Grotto because you can go behind the falls. I would love to try the rainbow Falls….maybe this summer.  1. Mouse Creek Falls If you love history … Continue reading “Must See” Smoky Mountain waterfalls

Beef Jerky Outlet

The Beef Jerky Outlet specializes in all kinds of beef jerky from original to fiery hot, with over 200 varieties in all. The store offers free samples for those who like to try a wide variety of flavors before purchasing.  But beware, my husband was at the peppers shop and put a free sample in his … Continue reading Beef Jerky Outlet

Pigeon Forge Community Center

I am an everyday exerciser, but I am afraid to go for an early morning jog with all the bears around.  I may be paranoid, but I feel better exercising indoors.  This is a center where you can go to exercise while staying in Pigeon Forge.  Experience everything the Pigeon Forge Community Center has to … Continue reading Pigeon Forge Community Center