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    Posted March 1, 2014 by
    Hughesville, Maryland
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    Shaconage Place of the Blue Smoke


    While visiting my home town of Knoxville Tennessee, in between snow falls, we made the trip over the Smokies three times. Although the road to Clingman's Dome ( the highest peak in the Smokey Mountain's) was closed we did make it has far as New Found Gap . One trip in particular caught us on the gap, the state line with Tennessee and North Carolina. We had to wait out the misty fog and eventually headed on to Cherokee as it was less hazardous that way than back down the mountain to Gatlinburg.
    The mountains always have a blue hue to them. The Cherokee Indians called them "Shaconage" or the "Place of the Blue Mist".
    The Smokey Mountains are the most visited national park in the United States and are part of the Appalachian Chain from Georgia to Maine.
    I visit as often as possible and have been all four seasons of the year. Although fall is my favorite , I can honestly say I have never been that it was not breath taking.


    Photography Janie Lambert
    New Found Gap Tennessee/North Carolina State Line
    February 2014

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