About a week and a half ago I published a Smoky Mountains Trivia Quiz. A regular reader of this blog, The Juggler, was kind enough to post a link on the Knox News GoSmokies site. Several readers commented that they enjoyed taking the quiz, but most said that it was too easy.
I took that as a challenge!
So, I created a brand new quiz. I think you’ll find this one to be a little, or even much more challenging - depending on your Smokies knowledge. You can find the answers below. Let me know how you guys did.
Without further adieu:
1) Which trail was named as the 9th most dangerous trail in America by Backpacker Magazine?
a) Alum Cave Trail to Mt. LeConte
b) Abrams Falls
c) Ramsay Cascades Trail
2) Roughly how many couples get married each year in the Smokies?
3) What was the single largest gift of property from a private donor in Great Smoky Mountains history?
a) Purchase Knob
b) The Caldwell Family Farm
c) The Yellow Face Tract from the Cherokee Indian Reservation
4) Which animal was not reintroduced to the park?
c) red wolf
5) Who was the first park naturalist?
a) Starker Leopold
b) J. Ross Eakin
c) Arthur Stupka
6) What is the location of the only Fire Watcher’s cabin still standing today?
b) High Rocks on Welch Ridge
c) Spruce Mountain
7) In 1963 the woolly adelgid first appeared in the Smokies. Where was it first detected?
a) Mt. Guyot
b) Mt. Sterling
c) Greenbrier Pinnacle
8) Known as the “Horseshoe”, what is the location of the place known for excellent fly-fishing, as well as getting hikers lost?
a) Deep Creek
b) Big Creek
c) Abrams Creek
9) What year was the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club established?
10) What company got its start out of Alum Cave in 1838?
a) Epsom Salts Company
b) Reynolds Aluminum Company
11) What is considered to be the peak forest fire season in the Smokies?
a) July - Sept
b) Feb - Apr
c) Aug - Oct
12) What year was the first time annual visitation exceeded 1 million?
13) How did Elkmont get its name?
a) The large elk herd that roamed this region before the logging companies
b) Early settlers who emigrated from Elk Mountain, PA
c) The Knoxville Elks Club
14) Who built the cabin atop Mt. LeConte in 1925 which became the LeConte Lodge?
a) Paul Fink
b) Jack Huff
c) Paul Adams
15) The very first hike of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, led by Dutch Roth, went to?
a) Rocky Top
b) Mt. LeConte
c) Gregory Bald
1) b) Abrams Falls - The magazine ranked this trail as the 9th most dangerous trail in the country as a result of high exposure to drowning and hypothermia hazards. The article cited 29 deaths on the trail since 1971 as a result of water related accidents.
2) c) 350
3) a) Purchase Knob – Many people think this piece of land was purchased - due to the name, but was actually given as a gift by Kathryn McNeil and Voit Gilmore in 2000
4) a) coyote
5) c) Arthur Stupka
6) b) High Rocks on Welch Ridge
7) b) Mt. Sterling
8) c) Abrams Creek – about half-way between Abrams Falls and the trailhead
9) a) 1924
10) a) Epsom Salts Company
11) b) Feb - Apr
12) a) 1941
13) c) The Knoxville Elks Club
14) c) Paul Adams – Jack Huff took over operations the following year
15) b) Mt. LeConte