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Category: Hiking

Laurel Falls Trail provides great view and do-able hike

August 23, 2013

Laurel Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Julie Dodd Nature’s air conditioning. That’s what you experience by standing by Laurel Falls. The July day when I made this hike, the temperature in Gatlinburg, Tenn., was in the 90s. Here at Laurel Falls, the temperature was pleasant,…

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Margaret Stevenson 101st birthday celebration group photo

August 5, 2013

Hikers celebrating Margaret Stevenson's 101st birthday at Mt. LeConte

The hikers celebrating Margaret Stevenson’s 101st birthday assembled on the steps above the LeConte Lodge dining room for a group photo. Brian Blakely set up his camera on a little tripod, set the timer, and then jumped into the photo….

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Hikers celebrate Margaret Stevenson’s 101st birthday with special hike to Mt. LeConte

August 1, 2013

hikers number off during 101st birthday celebration for Margaret Stevenson

by Julie Dodd The sun shone on high spirits at the top of Mt. LeConte as 68 hikers gathered at LeConte Lodge on July 17 to celebrate what would have been Margaret Stevenson’s 101st birthday. Margaret, one of the legendary…

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