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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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Mt. LeConte

  • Hiking Mt. LeConte Map & Guide

    A handy pocket-sized map and guide with descriptions of the 5 trails to Mt. LeConte. Includes detailed descriptions of the following trails: Alum Cave, The Boulevard, Bull Head, Rainbow Falls, and Trillium Gap. Full color map displays topographic lines and trail mileages. Elevation charts show you how long and difficult each route is at a glance. Includes color photos, safety tips, LeConte Lodge and Shelter information, park rules, and lots of facts about the flora and fauna of the area. An amazing value.

  • A Natural History of Mt. Le Conte

    Widely regarded as the crown jewel of the Great Smoky Mountains, Mount Le Conte harbors the greatest concentration of notable geological features in all of the Smokies. This unique book tells the history of the mountain, offering visitors a greater appreciation of its scenic splendor.  Kenneth Wise and Ron Petersen combine their intimate knowledge of Le Conte with a wealth of scientific and historical information. Following introductory coverage of the mountain's geologic history and human exploration, they follow the six main trails up the mountain—Alum Cave, Bullhead, Rainbow Falls, Trillium Gap, Brushy Mountain, and Boulevard—and reveal each one to be not merely a path but a rich source of historical and personal testimony.  And much more.  Softcover, 137 pages.

  • Panoramic Photo of Sunrise on Mt. Le Conte

    Panoramic photo of sunrise over the Great Smoky Mountais from the Apollo Overlook on Mt Le Conte
    Printed on luster quality photo paper using 200 year archival ink. 12" x 44" Photo by Gary Wilson.

Mt. LeConte, 6,593' elevation.

The highest elevation guest lodge in the Eastern U.S.  is at the summit and you can stay overnight from late March to late November if you have reservations.

LeConte Cabin by Tom Harrington

LeConte Cabin by Tom Harrington

Sunset from Mt. LeConte by Allyson Hughes Virden

Sunset from Mt. LeConte by Allyson Hughes Virden

Mt LeConte in winter by Doug McPherson

Mt LeConte in winter by Doug McPherson

Mr. and Mrs. Josh Holsworth at the LeConte Lodge

Mr. and Mrs. Josh Holsworth at the LeConte Lodge

Deep snow on Mt. LeConte by High on LeConte

Deep snow on Mt. LeConte by High on LeConte