Adventure Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains, 2nd Edition by Blair Howard

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There are several gift shops, too, including one at the terminal of the Incline Railway. Point Park, open from 8 am until sundown, is part of the Chickamauga National Battlefield. Admission to Point Park is free. % 706-866-9241. From Chattanooga, take the Broad Street Exit off I-24, follow the signs and drive to the top of the mountain. Alternatively, use the Incline Railway and walk to the park. From I-24 west of the city, take the Browns Ferry Exit and follow the signs up the mountain. If you decide to drive up the mountain from either direction, take no notice of the officiallooking people you will see waving you off the road into the Ruby Falls parking lot, unless you would like to visit the falls, that is.

It will keep the bugs out of your hair and your body heat in. You lose up to 35% of Mountain Biking n 37 body heat through your head. In winter a good warm hat could save your life. Snacks aren’t essential, but they can do wonders for your disposition. A candy bar will give you extra energy and a feeling of well-being. Take along more than you think you’ll need; you won’t be sorry. n Carry plenty of water. The mountain streams look pure and inviting, but some, especially in the mining districts, can be polluted.

Adventures n Camping Camping is very much a part of the Great Smoky Mountain experience, and a number of options are available. You’ll find listings of all three types of campground, by region and in alphabetical order, in the Camping Directory at the back of this book. COMMERCIAL CAMPGROUNDS Profit, obviously, is the motivating force at all commercial campgrounds. Large or small, they are in business to make money, and that’s good for the camper. Competition – and there’s more than many of them would like – means the commercial campgrounds are constantly striving to improve facilities and services.

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