This weekend we went to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Elkmont, Tennessee is one of the last places where families were allowed lease the buildings there and to remain after the Smokys were made into a park. The last of these leases expired in 2001. The park service began restoring the old buildings that were determined to be of historic value in 2010. Others are to be torn down.
New parking areas and other buildings are being constructed to accommodate the trail system and campground that are already in place.
We walked at near dusk along the Little River Trail, looking for river otters. But, didn't find any. I did find these trilliums along the trail. It will be interesting to go back soon and find them blooming.