Smoky Mountain Living Magazine

Smoky Mountain Living Magazine SML is a magazine dedicated to the history, culture, beauty, outdoors and arts of the Southern Appalachian mountains.
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Smoky Mountain Living covers the southern Appalachians and celebrates the area’s environmental riches, its people, culture, music, arts, history, and special places. Each issue brings the Appalachians to life. Published six times each year, SML is a magazine for those who want to learn more about where they live and those who want to stay in touch with where they love.

Fan photo!
02/16/2020

Fan photo!

The TN side of the Smokies were really showing off their winter beauty today for their Valentine's Day visitors. What better time to snuggle up with your significant other in front of a cozy fire. Happy Valentine's Day! ♥️

Wishing you a beautiful Valentine's Day!
02/14/2020

Wishing you a beautiful Valentine's Day!

Have you visited Marion, Virginia?Southwest Virginia; Francis Marion Hotel; Wooden Pickle Food & Spirits; Wayne C Hender...
02/14/2020
Meandering around Main Street Marion, Virginia

Have you visited Marion, Virginia?
Southwest Virginia; Francis Marion Hotel; Wooden Pickle Food & Spirits; Wayne C Henderson School of Appalachian Arts; Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia; Wolfe's BBQ Restaurant & Catering

02/13/2020

What is Smoky Mountain Living?

A. Travel and Tourism Agency
B. Gatlinburg Gallery
C. Regional Magazine
D. Assisted Living Center
E. Don't know

02/13/2020
Smoky Mountain News

Smoky Mountain News

Spur Reopened Following Slide Repair

Great Smoky Mountains National Park crews completed debris removal along the northbound Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tuesday evening at approximately 5:30 p.m. Both lanes are reopened to all traffic. Park crews received assistance from the Federal Highways Administration and contractors to complete the work.

Need a gift for someone special... here is a look at some of the artists at the John C. Campbell Folk School
02/13/2020
Handmade for the Holidays::

Need a gift for someone special... here is a look at some of the artists at the John C. Campbell Folk School

Have you hiked Cole Mountain in Virginia?Photo by @kristinalovephotography
02/12/2020

Have you hiked Cole Mountain in Virginia?

Photo by @kristinalovephotography

Cherohala SunsetScotch & Waller Photography
02/12/2020

Cherohala Sunset
Scotch & Waller Photography

A view from Linville Gorge WildernessPhoto Luke Sutton Photo
02/11/2020

A view from Linville Gorge Wilderness
Photo Luke Sutton Photo

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02/10/2020
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Smoky Mountain Living magazine gives away special prizes only through our monthly e-newsletter.

Walk up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beautiful and quiet
02/09/2020

Walk up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beautiful and quiet

02/09/2020
Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

Snow on the bridge!

❤️Love is not the only thing in the air at the SkyLift Park... so is SNOW ❄️

The “SnowBridge” makes a return for the 2nd straight day at the iconic record-breaking Gatlinburg SkyBridge ☃️

There is nothing more magical than being immersed in a Gatlinburg snowfall while viewing the snow-capped Smoky Mountains at the SkyLift Park 🏔
#gatlinburgskylift #gatlinburgskybridge #snow

02/08/2020
US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
02/08/2020

US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC

UPDATE: We've expanded our Winter Weather Advisory to portions of the Upstate and the NC mountains. For the latest information: www.weather.gov/gsp #ncwx #scwx #gawx

Snow falling in Waynesville, North Carolina.
02/08/2020

Snow falling in Waynesville, North Carolina.

A show full of humor, high spirits, and revelry
02/07/2020
Bill and the Belles at the Laurel Theater

A show full of humor, high spirits, and revelry

Kris Truelsen, Helena Hunt, Kalia Yeagle, and Andrew Small bring to the stage a show full of humor, high spirits, and revelry.

02/07/2020
Innovation Brewing

Innovation Brewing

Scotts Creek is raging today! You may have to paddle to get here, but Jeff has the taproom open!

Slide Closes U.S. 19/74 in Nantahala Gorge
02/07/2020
Slide Closes U.S. 19/74 in Nantahala Gorge

Slide Closes U.S. 19/74 in Nantahala Gorge

TOPTON – A rockslide has closed U.S. 19/74 in the Nantahala Gorge for the remainder of today and at least through the daylight hours on Friday.  N.C. Department of Transportation crews are mobilizing to remove mud and debris from a troublesome location near Hewitts Road where a slide clo...

02/07/2020
Tuckaseegee Fly Shop

Tuckaseegee Fly Shop

If you’ve ever wondered what the Tuckaseegee River looks like at 27,000+ cubic feet per second, here it is! Video was taken at 2PM this afternoon in Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

#TheTuckCast #TuckFlyShop #SylvaNC #BrysonCity #FlyFishNC #FishItWell #NCTroutCapital #GreatSmokies #CatchAndRelease #DiscoverJacksonNC #FlyFishing WLOS The Weather Channel

Fruit Salad is good any time, not just for the holidays! Recipe in link.
02/07/2020
Holiday Fruit has Deep Roots

Fruit Salad is good any time, not just for the holidays!
Recipe in link.

“Back during the Depression we saw an orange about once a year,” recalled Chet Atkins. That once a year was likely to be Christmas time, and that orange was such a rarity it most often ended up as a gift tucked in the toe of a stocking.

02/06/2020
The Plateau

In Highlands, NC

With all the flash flood warnings blowing up my phone, I decided to check out the dam.
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#highlandsnc #visithighlandsnc

02/06/2020

The town of Marshall, North Carolina, has declared a state of emergency due to heavy rain and a risk of flooding. Marshall sits beside the French Broad River, and many tributaries flowing into the river can flood, causing damages to roads, houses and businesses.

Free viewing of Lead Belly film
02/06/2020
Bristol museum to screen Lead Belly documentary

Free viewing of Lead Belly film

With his 12-string Stella guitar, Lead Belly sang a cornucopia of songs that included his classics, which in turn were covered by musical legends far and wide.

Caption this!  thanks Bill Rubino
02/06/2020

Caption this! thanks Bill Rubino

The waterfalls at Deep Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are beautiful any time year. Learn more about this tr...
02/06/2020

The waterfalls at Deep Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are beautiful any time year. Learn more about this treasured waterfall hike near Bryson City.
Bryson City, Swain County, North Carolina

Mornings at the bluffs 📍Alum Cave Trail; GSMNP, TennesseePhoto by @Diego Ferrón
02/05/2020

Mornings at the bluffs

📍Alum Cave Trail; GSMNP, Tennessee
Photo by @Diego Ferrón

Have you been to the icewater springs shelter.photo by @stephen.sidbury.5
02/04/2020

Have you been to the icewater springs shelter.

photo by @stephen.sidbury.5

Beautiful harvest moon@farr.jake..
02/04/2020

Beautiful harvest moon

@farr.jake..

A little snow never stops the hike up to Max PatchThanks Jessi Stone
02/03/2020

A little snow never stops the hike up to Max Patch
Thanks Jessi Stone

Wow!
02/03/2020

Wow!

Oh my goodness 🤤 Follow us to see more amazing photos like this one and get your own photos shared! | #tricitiestn 📸: @imonfil__

02/02/2020

Phil says get ready for spring! What do you think?

Sunset over the South Fork Of The Cumberland River!Fultz Fotos
01/31/2020

Sunset over the South Fork Of The Cumberland River!
Fultz Fotos

What do bees do in the winter?
01/31/2020
Your Insect Neighbors Shelter in Plain Sight

What do bees do in the winter?

In temperate areas, winter is the hardest time for insects to survive. Low temperatures, infrequent water and scarce food all combine in winter to make it simply unlivable for the vast majority of insects.

Favorite part of Cades Cove?Photo by Cades Cove Photography
01/30/2020

Favorite part of Cades Cove?

Photo by Cades Cove Photography

Need a good book? Check out this one.
01/30/2020
Have Tissues Near at Hand for ‘Still Come Home’

Need a good book? Check out this one.

My latest bout of blubbing occurred when I hit page 224 of Still Come Home. Here, Second Lieutenant Nathan Miller makes a phone call from Afghanistan to his wife in Western North Carolina, trying to bridge the emotional chasm separating them.

GSMNP - tops at 12 million visitors!
01/29/2020
Smokies visitation tops 12 million

GSMNP - tops at 12 million visitors!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park saw a record 12.55 million visits in 2019, an increase of 1.13 million over 2018, which was also a record-breaking year. Visitation has increased every year since 2013 and has set a record every year since 2015, when 10.7 million visits surpassed the previous....

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The TN side of the Smokies were really showing off their winter beauty today for their Valentine's Day visitors. What better time to snuggle up with your significant other in front of a cozy fire. Happy Valentine's Day! ♥️
One of the larger creeks in the Great Smokies Park, yesterday.... © Terry Barnes Photography
sunrise this morning with a beautiful light pillar over the Smokies. and now... it's pouring snow and turning white out there. what a beautiful day! that's Mt. LeConte far left, and Clingmans Dome far right February 8 2020 Foothills Parkway in Walland, Tennessee
one of the positive sides of too much rain... beautiful waterfalls that appear out of nowhere. River Road. Great Smoky Mountains. February 7, 2020
To me everything seems different in the Smokies. So I was thinking of how the moon shines on those mountains and I decided to write a poem about the different full moon names. Anyway here is the poem: Moon O’er Gatlinburg Wolf moon o’er Gatlinburg Emitting an eerie glow Snow moon o’er Gatlinburg As the cold winter winds blow Worm moon o’er Gatlinburg Beaming on the thawing ground Pink moon o’er Gatlinburg As spring colors burst all around Flower moon o’er Gatlinburg Signaling the month of May Strawberry moon o’er Gatlinburg As summer moves in to stay Buck moon o’er Gatlinburg Winking while new antlers sprout Harvest moon o’er Gatlinburg As summer slowly bows out Beaver moon o’er Gatlinburg Gleaming with longer chilly nights Cold moon o’er Gatlinburg As ice and snow cover the heights Blue moon o’er Gatlinburg Seemingly shining out of place Black moon o’er Gatlinburg Unwilling to uncover its face. Written by Michael Tollison 01/31/2020 https://www.facebook.com/Godmountainsandlife/
Cubbie Cuteness Overload. After the threat of that big male when he came through and left the area the mama and her 2 cubs settled down. The cubs went back to normal playing in the tree, this cute cub was a ham and having a ball on this limb seemingly posing for every shot that I was taking. Its sibling was above it out on a limb while mom stayed below but eventually climbed the same tree and stood on the same limb (I will post images of that later on) that this cub was on. Then this bear family finally settled down for a nap in the tree. More images and story to come. Remember if you have the joy of seeing a new bear and/or any bear family, watch and photograph at a safe distance with the correct camera gear and proper zoom lens as to not disturb, harass and or change their behavior in any way and show them the utmost respect as they are wild animals and we are the visitors in their home. These photos were taken at an undisclosed location to protect the bears, and other wildlife that live there. Likes, comments and shares are welcomed, but please do not alter the photo or copyright and use it as your own. Click on image to enlarge.
Snow And 19 Degree’s in the Smoky Mountains!
Last night!
The Great Smoky Mountains !
Mountain City TN
Bear Cub on Point! I was photographing a mama bear and her 2 cubs in late spring and all of a sudden mom went on high alert, she then sent her cubs which was 5 months old at the time up this safety tree and then sat at the base of it guarding them from any danger. This little male cub went out on a limb seemingly standing on point to watch for any danger. Danger there was as all of a sudden a huge 500lb male appeared up the ridge from them, it was still breeding season and the males were out looking for mates. The male will kill small cubs if they can so mom will come back in season to breed again. Thankfully mama let off a few warning sounds, slapped the ground a few times and the male bear took the warning and moved on up the ridge away from them. I will post a few images of that big male in a few days. Remember if you have the joy of seeing a new bear and/or any bear family, watch and photograph at a safe distance with the correct camera gear and proper zoom lens as to not disturb, harass and or change their behavior in any way and show them the utmost respect as they are wild animals and we are the visitors in their home. These photos were taken at an undisclosed location to protect the bears, and other wildlife that live there. Likes, comments and shares are welcomed, but please do not alter the photo or copyright and use it as your own. Click on photo to enlarge.
East TN, Claiborne County Life is like looking at morning mists; depending on where your focus is, it can be dark or light. I choose light. Mata Banks 2020