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All About The Great Smoky Mountains

Aug 30, 2008
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in Tennessee. It is over a half a million acres of forest and wonderful wildlife. It has mountains that typically range up to 6,000 feet high. The park has tours to take visitors through the park and to tell you what is in it.

There are a lot of mountains that will amaze you on how high they are. There's one that is almost 6,600 feet high. That particular mountain is called Mount Le Conte, which lies just east of Mississippi. This is the tallest mountain in the park. Many people like to see this mountain. The park is good for hiking, climbing, or just walking in the park to see the sights and enjoy nature. Going into Alum Cave will bring you straight on through to Clingman's Dome, which is the highest peak in the park. From this peak, you are able to see the wonderful and spectacular views of the forest in the park. This peak is about 50 feet high.

There are 70 miles of trails and 850 miles of roads that are unpaved. These trails take you to Chimney tops and Laurel Falls. These falls have 80 feet drops that you don't ever want to fall into. You must have a travel guide with you when you go there. There are other things to do to have fun, such as bike riding, horseback riding, and fishing. Because there are over 700 hundred miles of streams, you can set up camp at a site by the water and catch rainbow fish and trout. It is a good place to sit back, relax, and enjoy a good book while waiting for the fish to snag your line.

If you decide to climb up the mountains, then only do so if you are a very experienced climber. Climbing mountains is a serious thing because it takes just one wrong move to fall and injure yourself very badly. Hiking is very good exercise because it strengthens your muscles and tones your body. If you are biking, you have to watch for deep holes and watch your speed when you go down long hills.

Sometimes, you can see a beautiful array of colors from the rainbows that appear from the falls. There are many, many wildlife animals that reside in the park, such as bears, raccoons, rabbits, snakes, white- tailed dear, different types of birds and much more. The park is for your enjoyment, whether for leisure or for educational purposes! There are so many things to do. You can't do everything in one day.
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