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Smoky park


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My vacation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 2015. Includes pictures of park, Cherokee reservation, and Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Smoky park

  1. 1. Great Smoky Mountain National Park: 2015 Summer Vacation Summer Trip 2015
  2. 2. Smoky Mountain Park Facts • The most visited park in the US with approximately 10 million visitors per year • 500,000 acres that straddle North Carolina and Tennessee • Bordered by Cherokee, a reservation for the Eastern band of Cherokee Native Americans.
  3. 3. CLINGMAN’S DOME • Elevation: 6,643 • The second highest point east of the Mississippi
  4. 4. Newfoundland Gap – 48 degrees at 8:30 am!
  5. 5. Mingo Falls – 200 ft. tall
  6. 6. Oconaluftee Indian Village, Cherokee An interactive, living museum
  7. 7. “Unto These Hills” • A dramatic performance that depicts the history of the Cherokee Indian.
  8. 8. Cherokee Street Signs • Many of the street signs display the native Cherokee language and English.
  9. 9. Blue Ridge Parkway
  10. 10. Hiking Along the Blue Ridge Parkway: Graveyard Fields, Milepost 418
  11. 11. Now I know why they call them “smoky” mountains. Great trip!