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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.

US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
02/28/2020

US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC

A Winter weather advisory is in effect from 7 am Fri to noon Sat for the #NCwx mtns near TN. 2 to 4+ inches of snow is expected. Watch out for snow covered roads and reduced visibility if traveling through the mtns Fri - Sat. #CLTwx #SCwx #GAwx

https://www.weather.gov/gsp/winter

The setting sun at Clingman's Dome in The Great Smoky Mountains National ParkPhoto Kent Rowell
02/28/2020

The setting sun at Clingman's Dome in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Photo Kent Rowell

Bluegrass is the topic on new PBS show.
02/27/2020
PBS to premier 'Bluegrass Now!'

Bluegrass is the topic on new PBS show.

Bluegrass Now! features performances reflecting the many facets of bluegrass music as performed by an array of today’s leading artists.

02/27/2020

PHOTO CALL! We are looking for high-resolution images to consider for our 'Reader Photo' section in the upcoming April/May edition. Do you have any early spring images from last year you want to see in the magazine? Reach out to [email protected] .

Sunset over Asheville!Photo by @mandy janney gallimore
02/27/2020

Sunset over Asheville!
Photo by @mandy janney gallimore

Sunrise over the Smokies.Foothills ParkwayGreat Smoky MountainsDeb Campbell Wildlife & Nature Photography
02/26/2020

Sunrise over the Smokies.
Foothills Parkway
Great Smoky Mountains
Deb Campbell Wildlife & Nature Photography

Have you been to Tom Branch Falls at Deep Creek in the Smokies?Photo Passmore Photography
02/25/2020

Have you been to Tom Branch Falls at Deep Creek in the Smokies?
Photo Passmore Photography

Nothing better than driving on the parkway - making memories, enjoying the view, reconnecting. This one captured here fr...
02/24/2020

Nothing better than driving on the parkway - making memories, enjoying the view, reconnecting. This one captured here from May of 1960 at the Great Valley Overlook just north of Roanoke.

What are your favorite Parkway memories?

Blue Ridge Parkway

The morning after ... in Waynesville.
02/21/2020

The morning after ... in Waynesville.

Save the Date!
02/21/2020

Save the Date!

Check out the 2020 Pilgrimage lineup! This year we are offering over 200 different hikes with a variety of new programs including hikes about animal behavior, ants, and spiders. Comment and let us know which program you are most excited about this year!

Snow in Visit Gatlinburg. Photo Brad Justice Photography
02/21/2020

Snow in Visit Gatlinburg. Photo Brad Justice Photography

02/20/2020

U.S. 441/Newfound Gap Road from Gatlinburg to Cherokee is temporarily closed due to snow/ice, according to the National Park Service. Foothills Parkway West, new section, is also closed due to snow.

WNC and upstate South Carolina guidance
02/20/2020

WNC and upstate South Carolina guidance

Tennessee guidance
02/20/2020

Tennessee guidance

02/20/2020

Who is seeing snow? It is falling in Waynesville, but not yet sticking.

The beginning of the parkway!
02/20/2020

The beginning of the parkway!

During the early construction years of the parkway, visitors were cautioned to travel at their own risk with large sections unfinished and multiple detours to follow to continue the journey. The final section of the road wasn’t completed until 1987, but it didn't keep folks from visiting. By 1987 almost 375 million visitors had enjoyed the Parkway since its opening. #engineersweek #construction #tbt

Photo from NPS Archives of Rough Ridge Tunnel at MP 349 from 1940.

02/20/2020

Steady snow is falling in Waynesville.

US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
02/19/2020

US National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC

Accumulating snow is expected for much of the western Carolinas and northeast GA Thursday. Area roads are off to a warm start for the event, so accumulations will be primarily on the grass initially. The forecast remains highly subject to change, so stay tuned! #scwx #ncwx #gawx

The National Weather Service says snow will be the common denominator across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park reg...
02/19/2020

The National Weather Service says snow will be the common denominator across the Great Smoky Mountains National Park region come Thursday.
Gatlinburg is expected to see rain and snow likely before 8 a.m., then all snow as temperatures fall to around 31 by 5 p.m. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent on Thursday, and Gatlinburg could see possible snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches.
Thursday night, Gatlinburg should see rain and snow likely before 9 p.m., then a chance of snow between 9 p.m. and midnight, with a low around 21. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent Thursday night, with possibility of new snow accumulation of less than a half inch.
On the other side of the park, the Weather Service is calling for a winter storm, suggesting Waynesville will see snow, mainly before 4 p.m., with a high near 34. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent, with possible snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.
Thursday night, Waynesville is expected to see a 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 9 p.m., with a low around 18. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.
Newport will see rain and snow, becoming all snow after noon Thursday with a high near 39. Possible snow accumulation is expected to be less than a half inch. Newport will see a chance of rain and snow before 11 p.m. Thursday night, then a slight chance of snow until midnight, with a low around 22.
Areas of higher elevation are expected to see greater snow accumulation, and snow could be falling as far south as northeast Georgia and as far east as North Carolina coastal counties.
At least one weather model suggests North Carolina will see much more moist air, suggesting higher snow accumulations. The National Weather Service prediction for snow has been inching up since yesterday as the storm possibility solidifies.

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02/18/2020

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Have you driven in Alleghany County, NC?Photo by Bonita Loggins
02/18/2020

Have you driven in Alleghany County, NC?
Photo by Bonita Loggins

Do you have any historical info?
02/18/2020

Do you have any historical info?

Continuing our series of posts focused on our African American Experience in the Smokies research project, we are asking for your help.

In the Hidgon Family Cemetery in the Hazel Creek area of the park, you will find the grave of "A Black Man." Near the Mingus Mill is a cemetery with six graves marked simply with field stones, thought to be a cemetery of enslaved people from the 1800s. What are the names of the community members interred at these locations? We do not know.

This research project is facing common obstacles: the African American members of the communities are nameless and faceless in typical historical records. Documents like birth/death records, photos, personal journals, family Bibles, and similar forms of historic reference materials have been difficult to uncover, because for many of the African American people of the time, they just don't exist.

This is where you might be able to help. Do you have records, photos, or personal stories of the African American communities in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Are you willing to share with us? Please contact Rhonda Wise at [email protected].

#BlackHistoryMonth
#400Years
#EncuentraTuParque
#FindYourPark

NPS photos by Rhonda Wise; Image descriptions: 1. A small tombstone reads "A BLACK MAN" in the Higdon Cemetery. 2. Six graves marked with field stones in the Mingus Slave Cemetery. Woods can be seen behind the cemetery.

Good morning Anthony Heflin Photography
02/18/2020

Good morning
Anthony Heflin Photography

02/17/2020
MerleFest

Are you going to MerleFest?

Our MerleFest 2020 commercial is ready for your viewing pleasure! Thanks Chair 8 for the great work! 70 days to go folks and it can't get here quick enough! 🎵🎵 🎵

Our biggest contest yet! John C. Campbell Folk School
02/17/2020
Win a weeklong class at Brasstown

Our biggest contest yet! John C. Campbell Folk School

Winner can choose from over 860 classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School, in a broad variety of areas.

February Spring flowers in Waynesville.
02/17/2020

February Spring flowers in Waynesville.

A view from the Blue Ridge ParkwayPhoto by Vasilij Pshelensky Photography
02/17/2020

A view from the Blue Ridge Parkway
Photo by Vasilij Pshelensky Photography

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 The Town of Marion, Virginia?Southwest Virginia; Francis Marion Hotel; Wooden Pickle Food & Spirits; Wa...
02/14/2020
Meandering around Main Street Marion, Virginia

Have you visited The Town of 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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It’s almost time for the newborn cubs to come out of their den under mother’s watchful eye!
A light dusting of snow in Cosby and then this happened -> Mt Cammerer & Low Gap
Took these in the Smokies, 2/.16 /20
Half way to Heaven in Sky Harbor! Love it here.
I had to run out for a quick photoshoot this evening and on the way home I saw this and had to pull over to take a quick picture. I hope everyone is enjoying the weather and staying warm!
The Little Tree Walker..... This little 5 month cub looks like it just walked up the side of the tree. It did a few min earlier when it climbed (walked) up and sat its hind end down on this overhanging limb where it seemingly was on lookout for its sibling and mom while posing for these precious captures and images. 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.
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.