The Great Smoky Mountains

Everytime we drive through the Smokies, I am amazed by the misty “smoke” that inspired the mountain’s name.  It is always there, whether we are driving through the mountains in the morning, afternoon, or evening. 



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    Beautiful! I wonder what causes that smokey look?

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    I’d love to see more images of the mountains!

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    Jen, we love the Smoky Mountains – truly a perfect place for a family vacation.

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    I never thought twice about why they were called the “smokies” thanks for sharing!

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    I never thought about the name, either, but it makes total sense after seen your photos and explanation.

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    They do have that hazy look and I’m also wondering where it comes from – I assume that it’s not a recent thing – I’d hate to think it was polution related