Hiking to Leconte Lodge in the Smokey Mountains, TN

Making a visit to Leconte Lodge, at the top of Mount Leconte in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, was the reason for this trip.  But first some background. Great Smokey Mountains National Park is the most-visited park in the entire U.S. park system.  However, if you make the effort to get out of your car, … More Hiking to Leconte Lodge in the Smokey Mountains, TN

Tennessee: Rhododendrons at Roan Mtn.

TwoHappyTravelers are back in the USA and exploring the Roan Highlands, a series of mountain peaks stretching almost 20 miles along the Tennessee-North Carolina border.  If you’re going, be aware that this recreational area is separate from, and about 10 miles south of, Roan Mountain State Park in Tennessee.  The Appalachian Trail traverses this region, but the area … More Tennessee: Rhododendrons at Roan Mtn.