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<em>Smoky Mountain Magic</em>

Smoky Mountain Magic

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MAGIC--Horace Kephart's fictional adventure set in the Deep Creek watershed, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Bryson City in the summer of 1925. Written in 1929 and never before published. The original manuscript was passed down for 3 generations recently surfaced during the park's 75th anniversary celebration. "What better topic than a journey into a forbidden realm, complete with witches, robber barons, noble savages and a winsome lady, all wrapped in a cloak of mystery and myth?" asks reviewer Gary Carden. Kephart is featured in Ken Burn's PBS series on our national parks. He is the author of "Our Southern Highlanders", "Cherokees of the Smokies", and "Camping and Woodcraft". Available in hardcover and softcover. Read More >


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Gregory Bald

  • Gregory Bald Sunrise Panoramic Photo

    Panoramic view from Gregory Bald at sunrise.  Printed on luster quality photo paper using 200 year archival ink. 12" x 44".  Photo by Gary Wilson.

  • Gregory Bald Hiking Medallion

    Decorate your hiking staff with this great enamel medallion which bears a colorful image of the world famous Gregory Bald.  This is a wonderful way to brag about your accomplishments without having to say a word.  And a terrific way to help Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

  • Gregory Bald Trail Patch

    What better way to celebrate the end of a successful hike in the Smokies than adding another one of these colorful patches to your collection? Great for sewing on packs, vests, hats, etc. 1.5 inches across.

Wild Azaleas on Gregory Bald by Joe Strickland

Wild Azaleas on Gregory Bald by Joe Strickland

Gregory Bald is at 4,949' elevation in the western edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It is a grassy bald with amazing views.  It also has stunning azalea blossoms in late spring and early summer.

Azaleas in bloom on Gregory Bald by Ann Froschauer

Azaleas in bloom on Gregory Bald by Ann Froschauer