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Started my first internship in the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park two weeks ago and I'm loving it here! Friendly staff plus doing what I love has really made this one of the best experiences of my life! The wonderful hiking trails may have helped too XD
Out of the 900 miles of trails in the park, I've hike around 56 miles of easy to strenuous trails. My favorite so far is Mt. Leconte. The five mile hike up the mountain was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever done. Walking through diverse forests, along ridgelines with great mountain views, many unique flora and fauna to look at and so much more this trail had to offer. At the top was the only lodging within the entire park and I could see why you needed to reserve your spot years in advance. Anyway, great place to come and explore if you love nature and getting outdoors!