Ben Anderson

Explore the beauty of the Smokies with author Ben Anderson as he chronicles a year-long backpacking and hiking adventure in this glorious region. more

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A Year of Hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park more

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Kephard Prong Trail

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For nearly a decade, beginning in the mid-1980s, hiking Kephart Prong Trail was a rite of spring for me. True, there are more spectacular places in the Great Smokies, nearby Charlies Bunion being one of them. more

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