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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

By Alexis DeCaprio
November 11, 2011

I have been going to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park every year some years many times a year for the past 20 years and I can't imagine my life without its splendor. Unfortunately the traffic has been growing every year and most people we have come across do not know or care about bear safety. However, if you live by the rules and have a lot of patience you can have the best experiences of your lives. Last Summer we spent many months watching bears in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This particular day we had the best experience of our lives and we have been all over the US and to several other countries viewing wildlife. Check it out! I have many more!

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