the Smokies you may be enticed from your car by the sight, sound,
and feel of clear, cool mountain streams that tumble downslope
as frothy cascades and waterfalls.
You may enjoy hiking to a waterfall or just listening quietly
to a stream and observing the plants and animals that live
in these cool waters. At any time of year, streams are inviting.
Water splashing over mossy rocks seems to evoke a response
in people, as though they were drawn to it by some ancient