Curious Critters: Great Horned Owl

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Curious Critters | No Comments

This majestic bird with it’s long, earlike tufts, intimidating yellow-eyed stare, and deep hooting voice, the Great Horned Owl is the quintessential owl of storybooks. This is one of the most common owls in North America, equally at home in deserts, southeast wetlands, mixed forests, grasslands, backyards, cities, and almost any other semi-open habitat between […]

Curious Critters: The American Mink

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Curious Critters | No Comments

When traveling the extensive river trails in the Smokies, you should keep your eyes peeled for the American Mink. The mink is a semi-aquatic animal that makes it’s home in burrows along stream and river banks. These crafty critter’s burrows generally have several openings to allow them to appear unexpectedly close to prey, though they […]

Momentous Adventures: Gregory with Hannah and Ace Gap Loop

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Momentous Adventures, TN, Trail Reports | No Comments

This fantastic 56 mile loop has the goods, a huge Bald, lots of ridge walking with open view points, remote river valleys teaming with wildlife. Some of the trails are mostly flat and easy going while other climbs like up to Gregory Bald or the accent to gain Rich Mtn’s ridgeline are quite challenging. The […]