GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park caution that there have been numerous reports of bats acting erratically and caution people to avoid contact with them. — More.
Well, who wouldn’t in the deluge of fiscal cliffs and debt ceilings?
Smoky Scout’s Hiking Adventures: This YouTube video is a compilation of photos from my year of hiking all the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains aka “Smokies 900″ in celebration of my first 50 years on the planet.
Over the next few months a Park contractor will be rolling back this “natural clock” by reopening 34 of the most popular roadside vistas along the Park’s main roads. Park officials say that this will be the first major vista-clearing initiative in decades. — More.
Gather your friends, family or co-workers and create a team for the 4th annual Great Smoky Mountains Scavenger Hunt! The hunt ranges over most of the park, using roads and official trails to access particular areas. Some questions require research to answer.
The event will take place over a 24-hour period with teams receiving their hunt questions via e-mail by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 and are due back at Tremont no later than 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 with your answers. — More.