Spiders spinning webs. Sybil spinning cover letters. It must be Fall.
Where’s this blogger been?
Writing (my book, not my blog). Hiking. Biking.
Back to hiking.
Last Saturday we tackled Clingman’s Dome.
At the end, please check out my curated list of websites with more info and pix. Fascinating stuff on the woolly adelgid, the cause of the spiked snags of naked Fraser fir tree trunks, other people’s photos and official park information.
One of my favorite photographers. Upon request she can provide aerial photos of the Smoky Mountains that are stunning:
A book and more:
Great tips on hiking, a curated book list, blog focuses on the Smokies, Georgia, Florida, Alabama:
A robust, tourist-oriented site:
Official State Park site – Always check for weather alerts, road closures, seasonal closures and miscellaneous other events that might ruin a well-planned trip, like wild roves of juvenile male bears attacking random hikers (that was a joke). They travel alone, not in ‘roves.’ :
Some do’s and don’ts and research sites for people who find themselves easily snarled into a virtual vortex of cool things to know about the forest. It’s all about the bugs, not the pollution. It’s the woolly adelgids that kill Fraser firs.
Who knew? Don’t cart firewood from one place to another:
Because those bugs then go to new places:
Other Tennessee hiking areas hit by the woolly adelgid:
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