Hiking the Appalachian Mountains

With so many waterfalls safe to trek to, plus the beachy river-front trail into the Cherokee Forest... these forests have miles to explore during any season. The spring wildflowers, ramp onion and mushroom hunting season is almost here - so these photos should get you eager for springtime!

For the best waterfalls in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee, this interactive map really rocks. 

Plus, these links and this WaterfallRich guy's amazing SmugMug photo gallery will help prepare you for a hiking trip to the mountains (don't forget your cameras).