Located in Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is said to be the most visited park in the nation with approximately 9 million annual visitors. This number is over twice the amount shown visiting any other national park.
Elevation in the park ranges from 800 feet to over 6,000 feet making the 800 miles of mountain trails in the park both challenging and rewarding. Visitors due need to take precautions for changing weather and the wildlife (an estimated 1500 bears reside within the park boundaries).
The location was added to the national park system in 1934 through the generous $5 million contribution of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Bird watchers enjoy the park for the wide variety of breeds they can find within its boundaries. Estimates show that more than 240 species have been spotted within the park. 120 of those species actually breed in the area, 52 of them from the neo-tropics. The rest just use the location as a stop-over during migrations.
Unfortunately, the park also has the distinction of being one of the most air polluted parks in the nation. In a four year period, 150 days of unhealthy air were recorded and a veil of smog is not uncommon.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to the Glacial Drumlin trail office in Lake Mills, of the Wisconsin DNR. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at: http://www.wi-geocaching.com/hiding