Exploring: Cataloochee Valley

I found my favorite corner of the Smokies: Cataloochee, a sun-filled, grass-covered valley with a meandering river full of trout, tucked away in a remote corner of the otherwise bustling park (and a harrowing drive to ensure that remoteness). We lazed on the moss, stalking fish, salamanders, and crawfish, surrounded by rhododendron, wildflowers, butterflies, budding trees, and at one point elk 😳.

2 thoughts on “Exploring: Cataloochee Valley

  1. Thank you for continuing to let us tag along by way of these posts. Looks like Spring is sprouting forth in the Smokies.


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