I took a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee in April,2016. I specifically went to the Cades Cove area to see the black bears coming out of hibernation. I was lucky enough to see eight bears including 2 cubs. The highlight was seeing and photographing a black bear up in a tree eating the new leaf shoots. There is so much in the area to keep a photographer occupied. There are numerous old cabins, fast flowing streams, great morning landscape scenes and abundant wildflowers.