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  • This presentation is meant for an audience who loves to ride and explore the beautiful sights that the mountains have to offer. The setting to view this presentation should be a relaxing, cool environment to put the viewers in the mood for the mountains and possibly encourage them to take a road trip themselves.
  • The parkway is 469 miles of road which connects the Great Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
  • Elk were reintroduced in this area in 2001 and 2002. The last time my wife and I visited this area, we were greeted at the entrance by a nice size Elk resting by the road. September is the best time to catch a glimpse of the Elk due to the fact that it is mating season.
  • Once known as “Kate’s Cove” after an Indian chief’s wife. The Cove has been preserved by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to look very similar to the way it did in the 18oo’s. The land includes original pioneer homesteads, barns, businesses, pasture and farmland.
  • There are so many activities to participate in that it is hard to fit it all in. If you decide to spend time downtime, there will be plenty to keep you and your family occupied .
  • I love to pack the jeep with all the camping necessities and find that perfect spot to set up camp, especially in the mountains. I have to admit the cabins are just as wonderful in this area. Some are tucked into the mountain offering lots of privacy and fantastic nature views.
  • This trail gets its name from the mountain stream which flows through it. The roaring water can be heard and seen from the cascades, rapids, or the waterfalls. It also offers glimpses of old-growth forest, and a number of well-preserved log cabins, grist mills, and other historic buildings.


  • 1. Mountain Time
    By: Daniel Rush
    PRES 111
    Professor Hala Thompson
  • 2. Introduction
    I thoroughlyenjoyspending time in the mountains. There are somanydifferentthings to do. This presentationfocuses on the North Carolina and Tennessee mountains.
  • 3. The Parkways
    Enjoy the hikingtrailswhichwillgiveyou a close-up look at the beautifulcountryside.
    Set up camp in one of the 9 campsites. Have fun fishing and taking in the views.
  • 4. The CataloocheeValley
    This area is best known for the Elk
    Visit in September for the greatopportunities to see the Elk.
    It isalsovery possible to seedeer, black bears, wildturkeys, and redwolves.
  • 5. Cades Cove
    11-mile auto tour wherespottingbear, wildturkey, redwolves, and coyotes are a thrill.
    Walkingtrails to experience the lives of the earlysettlers, by exploring the historic buildings and a workinggristmill.
    October shows off the fallcolorsthroughout the tour.
  • 6. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    Shopping in Gatlinburgcanbe an all dayevent, with over 400 shops and 5 malls in downtown.
    The family attractions willentertain all agesfrom: (just to name a few)
    Unique museums
    Miniature golf courses
    Motion simulators
  • 7. OutdoorAdventures in Gatlinburg
    Thesemountainsofferwhitewaterrapids, hikingtrails, fishing in miles of streams, excitingziplines, and horsebackriding.
    Camping is a greatway to experienceeverything first hand
  • 8. RoaringForkMotor Nature Trail
    Located in Gatlinburg, TN
    6-mile loop of one-way road. The sound of roaring water canbeheardthroughout the trail.
  • 9. Conclusion
    Finding new spots to explore issomethingthat I look forward to but revisitingthesegreatoldiesalwaysoffers up some new excitement . It isnever the sametwice.
  • 10. References
    Blue Ridge Parkway. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2011, from About the Parkway: http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/index.php
    Gatlinburg Tennessee. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2011, from http://www.gatlinburg.com/default.asp
    National Park Service. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2011, from Roaring Fork: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/roaringfork.htm
    Smokies. (n.d.). Retrieved August 31, 2011, from Cades Cove: http://www.smokies.ws/cades-cove/index.html