The Elk of Cataloochee

Hello everyone! We are happy you came back after seeing the little teaser post from a couple weeks ago. Were you able to guess the animal sound from that audio post? Well some of you guessed right… it was an elk. Back in October 2018 we visited Cataloochee Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina based on a recommendation from a fellow camper. The only caveat he noted was the drive up the mountain and down into the valley was not for the faint at heart. Our class B motor home is a 20 foot van and there were moments as we drove up then down that our hearts were racing. There are no guard rails and at points you are on the edge of a dirt/gravel road with a huge drop. That being said, it was all worth it! When this fellow camper made the recommendation he noted we should visit in the fall because that was when the elk were extremely active and in “rut” (that’s nature talk for the guy elk liking the girl elk).

We hope you enjoy this video of these magnificent creatures wandering and grazing in the peaceful valleys of this national park.

If you like it please feel free to click the “like” button and/or scroll down the page and leave a comment. We look forward to hearing from you and until the next time we bid you all blessings!

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  1. arniekelley

    Good photography! Great videos! It’s good that you both could travel to North Carolina to enjoy God’s creation!

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  2. Heide

    How wonderful to see your video (and to also see that I guessed well). You’re right about those narrow roads, though — I was white-knuckling it a bit vicariously at the beginning. So glad you lived to tell the tale. 🙂

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  3. grania2013

    What a video! You must have been carried way by the music–it is so lovely to hear their calls.I had no idea there was a whole community of long ago in the park. It reminds me of Cade’s Cove in the smiles out from Gatlinburg. Tom, lovely action shots of Audrey. : )

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