By Diana Ranson
November 4, 2012
About once a month I am fortunate enough to go hiking in the Great Smokies National Park. Whether I'm there on a long hike with my husband or brother, on a drive with my mother, or on a shorter walk with my grandkids, I always come away feeling refreshed and invigorated--and most of all grateful that there are still such beautiful places on earth that anyone can enjoy. And I always resolve to do my part to be sure that they are protected for as long as we still have a planet.