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CONTENTS
F E AT U R E S

16 Mountain Blue: Reader Poll Results
From favorite lake or river to water-tied state parks,
outfitters and more, here are our readers' watery
favorites from all over the mountains.

28 Rivers Run Through Us: Beautiful
Flows in the Mountains

Getting to know a baker's dozen of the region's most
inviting rivers. BY ANGELA MINOR

38 Splash! A Photo Essay

Our contributing photographers celebrate the region's
wondrous water bounty.

42 Yes, There was a Real Col. Sanders
Well, many of us knew that, but generations are
growing up thinking the king of fried chicken is a
character played by an actor. BY JOE TENNIS

44 Lakes with a Story to Tell

We visit four mountain impoundments that offer fun
and history. BY JOE TENNIS

50 Whither Lake Moomaw?

The Virginia mountain lake came into being with hopes
to become a destination. Circumstances including
COVID 19 have frozen it in time.
BY JOAN VANNORSDALL

DEPARTMENTS

53 Northeast Tennessee Quick Guide
Here's your guide to year-round fun.
BY ANGELA MINOR

	5	Letters/ Contributors
	6	 From the Editor
	8	Mill Creek Stories
	10 	 Creature Feature
	11	 The Good Walk
	15 	 Country Roads
	64	 Singing in the Garden
	66	 Guest Column

ON THE COVER

Below the Devil's Bathtub in Virginia's George Washington and Jefferson
National Forests sits a large pool of crystal-clear water that many Scott County
residents use as a swimming hole. This is an aerial view of that lower pool.
PHOTO BY JOSHUA MOORE.

ON THIS PAGE
Grotto Falls is the only waterfall you can walk behind in Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. Easiest access is via Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail just outside
of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The strength and sound of this 25-foot waterfall are
best felt from behind it. PHOTO BY BILL LEA

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