With more than 11 million people visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park every year, mishaps are bound to happen. Read more


I called the hike “worth it” at my first glimpse of Ramsey Cascades and its 100 feet of rocky outcrops, covered by hurtling streams of water. As the exclamation mark of that four-mile trail, the sight sight melted away memories of the elevation gain. Read more


Peeking out

Elizabeth Jensen photo

If there’s an art to bottle feeding baby bears, Lisa Stewart would know it. Let the cubs nuzzle and suck on your arm for a couple minutes first, then slip their suckling mouths onto the bottle. The only downside is an arm covered in bear hickies. Read more