Monday, May 4, 2015

Don't They Know Smoking is Bad for You?

South Carolina - Smoky Mountains

For: US to US Travelling Envelope Round Robin - Flight 5
Notes: The Great Smoky Mountains are actually a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and they contain approximately 187,000 acres of old growth forest.  The mountains are part of an International Biosphere Reserve, as the forests are home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in North America. They have the densest population of black bears in the eastern United States, and the most diverse salamander population outside of the tropics.  And no, the mountains don't actually smoke (well, unless there is a forest fire).  The name comes from the fog that often hangs over the range, which looks like large smoke plumes from a distance.  

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