Smoky Mountains Travel & Photography Insider Guides
Are you looking for an accurate and reliable insider guide for your next photography trip or vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? If so, I have you covered...
As a long-time professional nature and landscape photographer, I have been exploring and hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for many years.
After years of missing and misinformation provided by the national park service and online sources about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I decided to start documenting my photography trips and hikes. I needed to have accurate and detailed information for myself on future trips.
Over the years, I started sharing my insider guides with friends and family and through their encouragement, I have developed the Smoky Mountains Travel & Photography Guides that are available for immediate access. Join my free newsletter today and never miss an update about the Smokies again.
All of my Smoky Mountains Travel & Photography Insider Guides are available for immediate download in PDF format. You can print them or save and use them on your electronic devices. I provide Free Updates For Life when you purchase any of the insider guides. I am in the Smokies hiking and exploring all year long, so if you see a guy in a huge white Sprinter Van, it is probably me. Flag me down and say hello!
SMOKY MOUNTAINS TRAVEL & PHOTOGRAPHY INSIDER GUIDES
Newfound Gap Insider Guide - I created this detailed 30-page insider guide detailing 11 prime locations for you to enjoy along the 33-mile iconic Newfound Gap Road going between Gatlinburg, Tennessee to Cherokee, North Carolina. This is the only route that completely traverses the park that allows you to take in and experience the best of the Smokies.
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States.
They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened to the Smokies. The Great Smokies are best known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), which protects most of the range. The park was established in 1934, and, with over 11 million visitors per year, it is the most-visited national park in the United States.
The cove hardwood forests in the range's lower elevations are among the most diverse ecosystems in North America, and the Southern Appalachian spruce-fir forest that coats the range's upper elevations is the largest of its kind. The Great Smokies are also home to the densest black bear population in the Eastern United States and the most diverse salamander population outside of the tropics.
The U.S. National Park Service preserves and maintains 78 structures within the national park that were once part of the numerous small Appalachian communities scattered throughout the range's river valleys and coves. The park contains five historic districts and nine individual listings on the National Register of Historic Places.
The name "Smoky" comes from the natural fog that often hangs over the range and presents as large smoke plumes from a distance. This fog is caused by the vegetation exhaling volatile organic compounds, chemicals that have a high vapor pressure and easily form vapors at normal temperature and pressure.
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