"I am positive that if it was a horse trail it wouldn't have been closed near this long! I am sure the landowners have a lot to do with it. The last time we were on the loop road (last Spring) it seemed just fine to me! To me it seemed like a…"
"Sadly John you are probably right. I did read somewhere that they have a shuttle for Cades Cove too now. I believe it cost $25 a person! I guess my husband and I will have to start exploring the surrounding areas! We have wanted to but never have!…"
"Well that is kinda scary! I would like to think that the ranger's would be out enforcing more of the rules than bothering people doing what the park is for! When I say enforcing the rules I am talking about the Razors we saw a couple months ago…"
"Well I don't shop Amazon all that often but when I do I donate to SFW! I just checked and as of yesterday I donated a whopping $12.17!!! Maybe I need to shop Amazon more often!! I guess every little bit helps though!"
"From what I have been hearing they are talking about this in Red River Gorge area in Kentucky. They want designated camp spots only. Oh and by reservation I believe! I could be wrong but this talk has been going on social media for a while now."
"Wow!!! I am having a hard time wrapping my head around all this! I work at a car dealership in the parts dept and yesterday our company laid off 90% of my coworkers! Yes since I am the parts manager I get to stay! It has been like a ghost town here…"
"John that is true! We have been in a squirrel jam, a turkey jam, a crow jam and of course the deer and bear! We haven't been to the cove in over 2 years, well we did go last February but it wasn't crowded at all! We have changed our…"
"There are some people that are really pushing hard for a fee to enter Cades Cove and having a bus take people around the Cove! Some of them have even said that you can't get out of your car anywhere in the park! It really is crazy! We have had…"
"Thanks John! I tried to read it also but I am not a subscriber. I have noticed on Facebook there are a lot of people that say they are for charging a fee for the Smokys. There is always someone that comes back with the reason they can't charge…"
"Fall is good! We usually take our week long vacation to the mountains the 2nd week of October but sometimes we are able to come down there for just a long weekend. We are not against camping in other areas! We have never camped or hiked any other…"
Thanks for your support! You are one of the few who I believe when I hear, "the check is in the mail"! Keep spreading the word in your part of the world about this fee. After all, "the most visited Park in the nation" isn't visited by 9 million East Tennesseans!