Tag Archives: Smoky Mountains

A kid’s point of view: Smoky Mountain hiking fun!

By Colleen, age 11 Tennessee  was so much fun.  I went on EVERY hike, which was pretty grueling. First on Sunday was chimney top, and that was the hardest by far. Monday was rainbow falls which was coming in hot … Continue reading

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Whitewater rafting on Tennessee’s Pigeon River

When you get knocked out of your raft into whitewater, our tour leader is explaining, it’s important to assume the whitewater swimmer’s position: Floating on your back with feet pointed downstream, using your hands to propel yourself toward the raft … Continue reading

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Treadmill Trail No. 3: Alum Cave Bluffs

I was feeling extremely pleased with myself for having plotted three treadmill trails that replicate the vertical climb of our favorite hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but Dad wasn’t impressed. Hopping on the treadmill Tuesday night for the … Continue reading

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WWI Week 2: Colleen carries pathetic teammates

Theoretically, the three adults on our Wells Weighs In team are old hands at getting in shape, ready to provide gentle guidance to our less-experienced junior member. But in Week 2, 10-year-old Colleen put the rest of us to shame, … Continue reading

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