ThreadBanger Visits Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Go behind the scenes with Rob Czar and Corinne Leigh, hosts of the YouTube channel ThreadBanger, as they tour top spots in the Smokies for filming of their Park It series.

September 25, 2019
From: ThreadBanger

Cades Cove Ranger Station

Rob and Corinne start their tour at the Cades Cove Ranger Station. Cades Cove is a popular destination inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, full of history and wildlife.

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Bear Sighting

If traffic is backed up on the 11-mile, one-way loop around Cades Cove, you can pretty much expect that wildlife has been spotted. In this case, Rob and Corinne stop with other visitors to watch a black bear in the distance.

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Cable Mill Visitor Center

In this stop, the couple tours a historic grist mill that once was a gathering place for people living in the cove and surrounding area.

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Inside the Mill

Cable Mill was largely used for grinding locally grown corn but the compound also included a blacksmith shop.

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Log Cabin Lookout

Rob and Corinne look through an opening in a restored log structure at Cable Mill to see what's going on inside. Cades Cove is full of historic buildings including old homes, barns and churches.

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Cades Cove Methodist Church

Rob and Corinne discuss a distinctive feature of this historic church: the two front entrances, one for women and the other for men.

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Women Only

Corinne poses outside the women-and-children entrance to the church.

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A Walk in the Woods

Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes 520,000 acres of protected land, with about half in Tennessee and half in North Carolina. Here, Rob and Corinne take a stroll through the woods near Elkmont Campground on the Tennessee side.

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Setting the Scene

The Little River provides a scenic backdrop for filming. The river originates near Clingmans Dome, the highest point in the park, and flows from the TN–NC border to the Tennessee side of the park.

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Making a Splash

Even in the summer, the river can be cool. Corinne takes an opportunity to surprise Rob with a playful splash.

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