The experimental release of elk into Great Smoky Mountains National Park began in February, 2001. As I was driving the very narrow, very steep and very winding dirt road to get to the Cataloochee Valley, I said to the dog, "This had better be good." It was.
October 28, 2003
Gallery: Cataloochee Valley in North Carolina
More information about the elk in NC:http://www.nps.gov/grsm/naturescience/elk.htm