There are four ponds in Cades Cove (Methodist Church Pond, Gum Swamp and two Gourley Ponds). This is the largest...it is the first Gourley Pond. I had never canoed it and thought I might as well! Beautiful day!
When I was at Pi Beta Phi Elementary as a student I recall people talking about a wrecked train at the bottom of the Sinks, a wrecked train near Clingmans Dome, a rock house in Sugarlands, a cave lived in by Cherokees and caches of money left in Greenbrier. Myths or things of legends? I have investigated some of these and found some to be myths and some to be truth. I will be posting some of those finds. If you are looking for something in particular let me know. ----- Jeff
Hey this is Jeff Wadley. I love the Smokies! I also enjoy guiding others into the mountains hoping they can expereince God's wonders and want to know more about Him.
I grew up in Gatlinburg and have hiked all the trails in the Smokies, have almost finished paddling the Little Tennessee River from Fontana to Ft. Loudon and am working on hiking all the trails in Joyce Kilmer, Slickrock, Citico, Gee Creek and Bald River Wilderness Areas.
I am the author of "Mayday! Mayday! Aircraft Crashes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park". It is my desire for you to enjoy the Smokies and at least consider the wonders of God's creation.