New DVD! Lumberjacks and Tracks in the Great Smoky Mountains A fascinating guide to the history of lumberjacks and railroad tracks in the Great Smoky Mountains, based on Whistle Over the Mountain, a book by Ronald Schmidt and William Hooks. SRP $18.95 U.S/Canada.
Over one hundred years ago, and before anyone thought of a national park, logging operations swept through the Great Smoky Mountains at a frantic pace. Locally trained lumberjacks labored by hand along the Little River to cut trees to make lumber, and the Little River Railroad Company built tracks on site to ship finished wood to all parts of the world. Join us on a rich historical journey into the massive logging operations of the Little River country and the vital role of men and machines during America’s industrialization. Guided narration and vivid period photos!
LOST: A Ranger’s Story of Search and Rescue by Dwight McCarter and Ronald Schmidt SRP $14.95 U.S./Canada.
Based on his journal, former ranger Dwight McCarter shares the benefit of his nearly 30 years in the wilderness with the National Park Service. His gripping personal accounts of tracking those hopelessly lost in the Smoky Mountains, reveals what he has learned about life in the wild and the real dangers that lurk only a few steps from the well-worn trail. Through this fascinating collection of true stories, you too can discover how to protect yourself from the most lethal threat you will encounter in the wild – yourself.