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Nature Photography

Cane Creek Cascades

Standing 30-feet tall, scenic Cane Creek Cascades are located in the expansive Fall Creek Falls State Park, near Spencer, Tennessee.

Situated conveniently near the Betty Dunn Nature Center, easy access to the cascades allow visitors of all ages to enjoy the beauty of nature during all-seasons in Tennessee.

Free admission, ample parking, restrooms and a gift shop are available. There is also a brand new suspension bridge across Cane Creek, though still closed during final preparations, providing access to hiking trails.

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Patterns Products

Festive Wrapping Paper

Available in matte, glossy or linen, this decorative wrapping paper measures 30″ wide and comes in five different-length rolls. Make sure every gift you give is presented in style! Printed in USA.

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Nature Photography

Edge of Falls

This close up photography features an edge of the third-tier at Indian Flats Falls, a waterfall located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Visit my gallery at Fine Art America to select a print of your choosing as decoration for a room in your home or office!

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Music And Design

Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

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Nature Photography

Cascades At Twin Falls

These cascades are found at Twin Falls – part of the Rock Island State Park – on the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee. I happen to think that an empty wall in your home or office may be well-served via the acquisition & placement of a framed print featuring this lovely photograph. Just a thought. Visit my gallery for more.

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Nature Photography

Fog On The Water

Black and white photograph featuring a light morning fog hovering above a lake and forest. Taken in Cookeville, Tennessee. See prints.

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Nature Photography

City Lake Falls 13

Water from City Lake Falls runs downhill along a rocky surface, over moss and small ledges. Photographed on the Cumberland Plateau, in Cookeville, Tennessee. Prints available.

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Graphics Patterns

Grunge Earth Tones Geometric Pattern

Grunge. Earth tones. Geometric. Pattern.

This aesthetic graphic artwork is available on a wide variety of gifts and apparel items in my shop at Zazzle. So, check it out …

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Nature Photography

Change of Seasons

After a night of rain and wind, a morning fog lingers with golden leaves floating in water. Photographed at Indian Flats Falls, along the Middle Prong Trail in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

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Graphics Structures

Symmetrical Steps Structure

Enjoy this abstract symmetrical pattern design, featuring a series of concrete steps and metallic rails. Gifts and apparel items are available in my shop at Redbubble. Check it out & watch your step!

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Nature Photography

Mount LeConte

The tallest mountain located entirely within the state of Tennessee – near Gatlinburg – Mount LeConte stands an impressive 6593-feet above sea level and provides hikers with stunning panoramic scenery of the Smoky Mountains.

Clingmans Dome (at 6664-feet, the tallest peak in the Smoky Mountains National Park) and Mount Guyot (6621-feet) each have higher elevations, though both occupy boundaries within Tennessee and North Carolina.

There are five trails to the summit of Mount LeConte. This hike – my second – began at the Alum Cave Trailhead, located approx. 8 miles from the Sugarlands Visitor Center, along Newfound Gap Road. During the initial 1.5 miles, the trail parallels two creeks – Alum Cave Creek & Styx Branch – providing visitors with pleasant background sounds of running water.

Shout Out: I enjoyed conversation at Myrtle Point with two visitors from Maryland (Cathy) & Virginia (Gayle), and hiking back down the mountain with a nice woman – Shawnie – from Dayton, TN. Nice to meet you!

One can expect to meet many people along the trail – it’s a popular place to hike, with most folks opting to walk 1/2 the distance, stopping at Alum Cave Bluffs (an area originally mined for deposits of magnesium sulfate & alum in 1838, by the Epsom Salts Manufacturing Company).

Other landmarks include Arch Rock (a long stairway which winds through the mountainside), Inspiration Point, and the Eye of The Needle. This area is also home to Peregrine Falcons – the fastest bird in the world, with a top recorded speed (during descent) of 242 miles per hour. And, the trail is equipped with several different steel cables, affixed to the mountainside for safety.

The Top

Hikers are greeted at the top of the mountain with a series of buildings – LeConte Lodge, cabins, gift shop, fresh water pump & an outhouse.

LeConte Lodge operates via a seasonal airlift of supplies by helicopter in March, restocking throughout the season using alternating teams of pack llamas for several days each week. Cabin availability is limited and reservations should be made one year in advance.

Cliff Tops

Located a short 0.2 miles away from LeConte Lodge, Cliff Tops is one of two primary overlooks enjoyed by visiting hikers. It’s a great place to relax with a snack and take in the view!

My next destination was the eastern most edge on top of Mount LeConte; also known as Myrtle Point. Here are a few photographs taken en route…

Myrtle Point

This is my favorite of the two overlooks. It has a more expansive, panoramic view, and much flatter rock surfaces for comfortable seating. Mountain views include Mount Kephart, Newfound Gap, Charlies Bunion and Clingmans Dome.

Conclusion

Including visits to/from the Cliff Tops & Myrtle Point overlooks, I tallied over 12 miles on the hike along the Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte. It’s the shortest route, but, being the steepest trail, a strenuous endeavor. My advice is to be well-rested, bring appropriate clothing but travel as lightly as practical, take a break if fatigued, stay hydrated, use trekking poles when possible, and watch your step. Oh, and take pictures!

Photography

Fine quality prints are available through my galleries at Fine Art America & Pixels. Select between framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, acrylic, wood and/or tapestry. Customization options, also.

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Nature Photography

Upper Lynn Camp Falls

This beautiful autumn scenery was photographed along the Middle Prong Trail in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, featuring Upper Lynn Camp Falls. Prints are available for you to enjoy in your home for all seasons, with many format selections to choose.

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