Class to Closet: Smoky Mountains Trip Recap + Tips

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Smoky Mountains Trip Recap + Tips

For spring break this year, Tyler and I decided to do something different. We both live healthy lifestyles and love to be outside; so this year we decided to go hiking! We spent three days in the Mountains and then we went to Georgia to spend time with his family (I will cover that trip next!). We went to the Smoky Mountains and hiked Mount LeConte. It's a twelve mile mountain and I was not ready. It was mentally and physically exhausting. However when we got to the top the views were flawless. We hiked through streams, on rocks, everything you can even imagine. 

Tyler and I stayed at West Gate Resorts and it was absolutely beautiful there. They treated us so well and the resort was inexpensive for everything we got! The apartment we stayed in was beautiful and we felt so at home. It was super high up on the mountain so the view from outside our windows was out of this world!

Tips for visiting the Smoky Mountains:
-Stay somewhere in the mountains.
-Pack extra water and extra snacks.
-Pack extra clothing because it gets colder as you get higher and loose elevation.
-Pack a first aid kit, just in case.
-Duct.Tape. You can use it for so many uses. I ended up putting it on my heels just in case I got blisters.
-Don't forget your sun glasses!
-Hike at your own pace. You loose a lot of elevation and can get winded easily. Even if you're experienced and fit, take it kinda easy.

We absolutely adored spending time in the mountains and I would love to go back to hike again! 

Have you been to the Smokys? Let me know in the comments below!
xo Nicole


  1. Looks like such a great trip! I've never been to the Smoky Mountains but it's definitely on my bucket list!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  2. This looks amazing! The views are so beautiful! What a great way to spend spring break.

    Natalie // Sprinkled with Pearls

  3. I'm so glad that you had such a great time in the Smokies! My fiance' and I vacationed there about a year ago and we loved it, gorgeous views :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  4. Looks like an amazing trip! Your photos are beautiful!

    Doused In Pink

  5. Looks like such a fun trip, I really need to go hiking soon! Felt like I was there through your photos!

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