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explorecarolina

Layers of adventure. This shot comes from @jhuntley82 Thanks for tagging us! • • Selected by moderator @tomtomoutfitters

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kristi_parsons

I went to the cove this evening to check things out, take out any trash that might have been tossed out and snap a few photos.. I wanted to share an update on how things were as of 6p.m: - Foothills Parkway is open - Cades Cove Loop and Sparks Lane are open. - Forge Creek Road and Hyatt Lane we’re closed. - Abrams Falls trailhead restrooms were open and clean. - Picnic area bathrooms are closed.. However, there is a set of portable toilets.. - All areas were very clean and good. Talked to a park staff member on patrol, he said that they have been told that they will not be able to pay the contractors for the portable restrooms - so they’re having to have them removed.. However, if a local company will donate the time - they can keep them. He seemed to be very concerned about how the condition of the park will be over the next week. So, please.. Pack out all trash from the park, not just the trail. And step up and pick up anything left behind by others. 💚 **** Anyone know the owner of TriCounty Portables in Townsend? They’re the ones that have provided the portables that will now be removed.. It would be super awesome if they would leave them in place as a donation to the park and visitors! The staff member I talked to tonight said they would be allowed to leave them if a company would donate the time.. https://tcenvironmentalinc.com)

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east_tn_hillbilly

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stillwading

Experienced anglers should know, but for those who don't. Myxobolus cerabralis is a parasite that causes whirling disease. It's devastating to a water shed, and if you catch one, do NOT release it back into the river!! #reeltalk #teachingmoment #wadeforme #yallplaytomuch #catchandrelease #trout #onthefly #flyfishing #troutbum #flytying #fatherandson #flugbindning #fluefiske #whatgetsyououtdoors #nature #easttennessee #friendsofthesmokies #goodtimes #goodvibes #fishing #river #gettwisted #hillbilly #hippie #gsmnp #ilovethisgame

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schwartznatureimages

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hiking_harwell

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explorecarolina

That time it snowed in Charleston. Beautiful arial from @nicholas_skylar !! • • Selected by moderator @tomtomoutfitters

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865life

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” EPHESIANS 4:32 Did you know that not forgiving others is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die? Forgiving others is for YOUR benefit in that it will set you free. It’s easier said than done, but it’s the truth! We’re loving this capture by 📷: @tanner.cox_ up in our #Smokies. We hope you all have a blessed day #Knoxville and to all our followers. #lifebyHisdesign #865life

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hiking_harwell

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donnere

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schwartznatureimages

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tomtomoutfitters

It’s interesting to think of all that is happening within the frames of this picture.. Sometimes life moves so fast we forget to pay attention to what’s going on out there, in our own communities. It’s good to slow down every now and again to notice those that could use a helping hand, who maybe don’t have life as easy as some of us.

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joshuajbranson

"Be as I am, a reluctant enthusiast..a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic....So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space." ~Edward Abbey

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dylemonts

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joshuajbranson

Crossing Spence Field enroute to Rocky Top and Thunderhead, the two highest peaks on the left.

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brysoncity

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kevinstewartphotography

Winter scene in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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djodomphotography

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emilyrcrisp

tonight I sat down to journal my response to the question "where do you want to be in life when you're 80?" and I'm not sure why, but I got really emotional thinking about my future babies+grandbabies+my hubs twinkling eyes all wrinkly. so now I'm asking you: what do you want your life to look like when you're 80? and if you happen to have an emotional response while thinking, drop a comment below🙋🏻😘

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hiking_harwell

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brysoncity

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stillwading

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marneys.adventures

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caseyabreeden

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smokiesfriends

What can you do in the event of a government shut down this weekend? We’ve got a short list for you up on our blog right now. Hit the link on our profile to check it out. #FriendsOfTheSmokies #GreatSmokyMountains #NationalPark #GSMNP #Smokies #shutdown #governmentshutdown #nationalparkservice #tennessee #northcarolina

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dylemonts

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trail_signs

Lynn Camp Prong Trail at Campsite 28. Bonus signs: and Because nobody wants to hear about lazy bears. Since Google doesn't have Lynn Camp Prong Trail mapped, I've included a couple shots from my mapping program showing the route, along with my goofy labels. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee https://goo.gl/maps/VdAx4qG74vu #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingtrail #hikingtrails #trail #trails #trailsign #trailsigns #smokymountains #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #gsmnp #smokies #friendsofthesmokies #campsite28 #lynncampprong #lynncampprongtrail #lazybears

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kevinstewartphotography

Waning Crescent Moon over the Smoky Mountains. Foothills Parkway - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Nikon D850 | Sigma 100-400 C

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theonetwoeq_view

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jackiegilbertphotography

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865life

Big announcement #Knoxville and #EastTN! Our new Bear/SMOKIES tees designed by @erikawbdesign are ready! We partnered with @peanutbutterprinting and @mananutrition where sales help feed malnourished children through RUTF (Ready To Use Therapeutic Food). You can read more about them at peanutbutterprinting.com and mananutrition.org. We’re also releasing the tees at our next Pop-Up Shop this Saturday @statusdoughnuts from 9-12. Hope to see y’all come out Saturday morning supporting a great social cause by buying one of the new shirts and supporting local by getting donuts and coffee. We will have our website updated soon where you can buy online. #865life www.865life.com

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joshuajbranson

This tough little one, standing firmly on top of a cold, isolated mountain. Same for the critters up here, they’re resilient too. Single digit temperatures, freezing rain, and snow don’t trouble the birds and chipmunks one bit. #winter

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brysoncity

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jsnmedia

I walk a mile in your shoes And now I’m a mile away And I’ve got your shoes -KOL 👞

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explorecarolina

Winter is reminding us that she’ll be here a while longer. Great capture from @wheelafortune !! #explorecarolina • • Selected by moderator @tomtomoutfitters

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marneys.adventures

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tony_phillips_photography

"Tree Magic" Sunset light falling on the fall colors along Gatlinburg Bypass in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (USA) Photo taken 11/11/2017. Nikon D810, Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 @ 70mm, 1/100 sec @ f/8, -1EV, ISO 400. #friendsofthesmokies #goparks #nationalparkgeek #tree_magic #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #gatlinburg #fall #fallcolor #autumn #tonyphillipsphotography #nikonD810

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ghsteadman

Mouse Creek Falls in the Cataloochee region of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A beautiful scene after an overnight snowfall's kept intact by 15º temperatures! 17.01.17

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brysoncity

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kevinstewartphotography

Frozen Vibes... Foothills Parkway - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Nikon D850 | Sigma 100-400 C

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ttaylorphoto

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joshuajbranson

Our blue mountains.

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merbear_865

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trail_signs

Miry Ridge Trail at Lynn Camp Prong Trail. Looks like Google doesn't have Lynn Camp Prong Trail mapped, but it roughly follows Lynn Camp Prong on the south bank. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee https://goo.gl/maps/3ZAafXb2eqT2 #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingtrail #hikingtrails #trail #trails #trailsign #trailsigns #smokymountains #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #gsmnp #smokies #friendsofthesmokies #miryridgetrail #lynncampprong #lynncampprongtrail

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marneys.adventures

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brysoncity

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plugitinhikes

Yet again another road closure. It seems that the roads have been closed more than they've been opened so far this year.... . . One thing is certain. The concern that the @greatsmokynps has for the safety of it's visitors can't be questioned. But leaving a few small roads open to give access to certain trailheads and offering backcountry permit refunds in road closure situations definitely needs to be addressed... The question is how do we start this conversation? . . #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokymountains #GSMNP #tiredofroadclosures #closed #accessdenied #nationalparks #letsworktogether #hiker #backpacker #friendsofthesmokies #gsmnp900miler #fastestgsmnp900miler #fastestgsmnp900miler2 #keepourparkopen #tennessee #northcarolina #865life #tristaradventures #instagramtennessee #surftennessee

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kristi_parsons

I’m digging through old photo files this evening and came across this reminder of the fact that sometimes... When it’s really cold in the Southern Appalachians.. Even the aliens come down to play. 👽

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schwartznatureimages

Ice Rimmed Cascades, Great Smoky Mountain National Park I took a hike in the Big Creek area yesterday. The trail was beautiful but didn't have time to stop and take too many photo's due to time constraints, we needed to be back down before dark and re-freezing snow and ice. This little beauty was at the bottom of the hill as we came off the trail. Full size image and photos available @ http://www.schwartznatureimages.com/Smoky-Mountain-Landscapes/i-B34XjHK/A #nature #landscape #winter #ice #travel #nikonnofilter #tennesseebestpics #bestnatureshot #bns_nature #eye_spy_nature #friendsofthesmokies #bns_landscape @greatsmokynps #nationalparkgeek #smokymountainmoments #instagramtennessee #fiftyshades_of_nature #865life #appalachian_explorers #bd_pro #OnlyTennISee #madeintn #backroadbum #pocket_waters #pocket_allnature #tristaradventures #raw_longexposure #nature_brilliance #addictedto_nature

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joshuajbranson

The junction at Jenkins Ridge.

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joshuajbranson

Looking down onto Spence Field, from Rocky Top. You can see the shelter in the woods, not far from the AT.

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jsnmedia

Sometimes, you just need a break. In a beautiful place. Alone. To figure stuff out. 💆🏻‍♂️

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sarah_morgan_nc

if you could only see, where they lead. those bridges you will build- out of the broken bits, to all things beautiful. all. things. -Tiffany Aurora-

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derekdiluzio

Winter on the Pigeon River. ❄️ +⛰ =😍

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kaitlintomasphotography

Waiting for the trees to turn white and frosty ❄️ has it snowed on anyone yet? I remember as a kid the sheer joy I felt when the news lower third had my school’s name on it. Sleeping in, snow cream, and snotcicles followed along with attempting to sled no matter how little of a dusting it was. Kids can make marvels of a flurry like it’s winning the lottery. I want to have a snow-day state of mind every day ⛄️ • • • • • • #gsmnp #friendsofthesmokies #likealocal #southernroamers #livefolk #theartofslowliving #liveauthentic #kaitlintomasphotography #easttennessee #clevelandtennessee #livelocallytn #onlytennisee #instagramtennessee #tnstateparks #getoutsidetn #appalachia #visitclevelandyall #clevelandtn #tennessee_life #photobugcommunity #creativegrams #adventureswithgraciepooch #travelingdownsouth #wanderingseus #roamerrepublic

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wncrealestaterunner

Excited this year to be joining the Friends of the Smokies hiking Advisory Group! Many great hikes planned throughout the year. If your are interested in joining me on a hike let me know. #bhgivesbig #bhplaysbig #bhworksbig #greatsmokynationalpark #hiking #realestatesales #realestatepurchases #localmarketexpertise #friendsofthesmokies

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kristi_parsons

And I count myself more fortunate with each passing season to have recourse to these quiet, tree-strewn, untrimmed acres by the water. I would think it a sad commentary on the quality of American life if, with our pecuniary and natural abundance, we could not secure for our generation and those to come the existence of . . . a substantial remnant of a once great endowment of wild and scenic rivers. — (William Anderson, Congressman from Tennessee, Arguing for passage of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968)) #ourwild

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brysoncity

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greinwald74

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countryoceangirl

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heysmokies

HeySmokies! The wheel in the sky keeps on turnin'! But I know where I'll be tomorrow - Great Smoky Mountains National Park! #smokymountains #dollywood #theisland #friendsofthesmokies #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #gatlinburg #pigeonforge #sevierville #knoxville #asheville #cherokee #brysoncity

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