Avid hiker and mountain historian Mike Maples shares the history beyond just the trails in "The Smoky Mountains: Book Two". This book covers early settlers of the mountains along with personal hiking stories, old photos, maps, forgotten trails, animal encounters and so much more. Detailed history from Elkmont to Tremont, including Metcalf Bottoms. Top ten spring time flower hikes and remote adventures for the reader to study and plan an exciting hike. These books are a continuing series about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.