18 November 2009

Elijah Oliver Place

This is the Elijah Oliver place, one of many short hikes along the Cades Cove Loop Road. It's only a mile round-trip and an easy hike or walk for anyone wanting to get out and enjoy the fresh air. The cabin is huge and there are several outbuildings to explore, along with a large barn along the way. You can also take the Rabbit Creek Trail, another .6 miles.

Why do they call them the Smoky Mountains?

Did You Know?
The wispy, smoke-like fog that hangs over the Smoky Mountains comes from rain and evaporation from trees. On the high peaks of the Smokies, an average of 85 inches of rain falls each year, qualifying these upper elevation areas as temperate rain forests.