We took our 2nd trip to the Smokey Mountains this summer. We camped at Smokemont and Deep Creek. It was very different camping during the summer. It rained a lot and was warmer; although, it was quite cooler than LA! We hiked a couple of hikes: Andrew's Bald (3.5 mls.) and Kephart Prong (4 mls.). The kids complained a lot, guess that comes with being older, but they did great. We also tubed Deep Creek and mined Rose Creek near Franklin, NC. We met a great family from NC which made camping lots of fun.