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Boardtree Falls

Following my visit to Upper Greeter Falls, I returned to the Greeter Falls Loop trail and hiked to Boardtree Falls, a scenic two-tiered waterfall in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area.

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Look closely and you’ll see two people sitting on top of the falls –

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Upper Greeter Falls

Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, near Altamont, TN – and only a short hike from Lower Greeter Falls – is the 15-foot Upper Greeter Falls.

Along the trail, I spoke with a local who remarked that the water was higher than she could remember – here are a few photographs:

Further upstream beyond more trees and rocks, I saw these falls…

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Waterfall At Savage Gulf

This is Lower Greeter Falls, a picturesque 50-foot waterfall located at the Savage Gulf State Natural Area in Tennessee. Prints available.

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Hiking Trail

This black and white photograph features the trail at Greeter Falls, in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Tennessee. Prints available.

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Lower Greeter Falls

Although drier conditions prevailed during my first visit to Lower Greeter Falls last autumn, recent rainfall provided for stunning views this time around! Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of Tennessee, it’s a short hike along a moderately difficult trail with elevation changes, rocks and mud.

Location

Flowing from Firescald Creek, Lower Greeter Falls stands approximately 50-feet tall, with access to the base of the falls requiring hikers to traverse a 24-step spiral metal stairwell. Easy enough, and the views are great! With no railing at the top, however, parents should closely monitor children.

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Cascading Waterfall

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South Tennessee Road Trip

I recently had a chance to visit Conasauga Falls, a picturesque waterfall located in southern Tennessee near Tellico Plains. I’ve added this photograph to my shop at Pixels, where a potpourri of different print types are available – great for the home & office!

Enjoy The Great Outdoors!

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Foggy Mountain Landscape

Several miles from camp, I sat in my canoe without a compass as I watched the day fade into evening, uncertain as to which direction to paddle. Then I realized – hey, this is only a digital landscape created using Byrce software…I can take my time! Haha.

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Conasauga Falls

I recently had the opportunity to visit Conasauga Falls, a scenic waterfall located in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. At a distance of 1.3 miles out and back, the trail is rated as moderately difficult with a change in elevation of approx. 400-feet.

The trail has two switchbacks and no level stretches – it’s either all downhill, or uphill on the return. During my visit the creek was full, thereby reducing availability of access to other areas. However, if you wish to proceed downstream along the hillside, there is a minor path but it’s steep and very slippery – use caution!

The 3 mile road to the falls is a combination of paved and gravel, with areas where the pavement has deteriorated, and also deep potholes where the gravel begins. It’s not a major problem, but certainly good advice to drive slowly & steer clear of the hazards.

You can also read about my first visit to Conasauga Falls, last year.

Conasauga Falls

The trail is well kept and easy walking, except toward the bottom where some careful navigation over/around rocks is necessary. Steps finish the trail, leading hikers to the primary viewing area.

Downstream

Beyond Conasauga Falls and along a muddy embankment, I cautiously found my way to a lower elevation around a slight bend in the creek. I was greeted by the morning sun cresting over the highpoint of the Cherokee National Forest, casting a golden-green reflection from hillside foliage across the shallow water. What a sight!

Upstream

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Trail Is A Creek

No, this isn’t Bruce Creek – that’s located down a small hill to the left. This is the trail, which, essentially, has become a small creek following gravity. Better wear boots! See more.

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Silhouette At Sunrise

Good Morning!

The sunrise following a storm brightly highlights an edge of low clouds above a silhouette of trees, with a building and golden cloud cover. See more.

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Triple Falls On Bruce Creek

Following recent rains, I decided that it was worth the sacrifice of wet feet & muddy shoes in exchange for the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Triple Falls (a.k.a., Little Egypt), located on Bruce Creek, near Caryville, Tennessee.

To begin, there are more than three waterfalls along this one mile out and back hike. The “triple” component of its name refers to three primary ledges from which water falls, engineered many decades ago via construction which rerouted Bruce Creek, in order to accommodate the development of highway I-75.

For those hikers interested in a mountain-top view, the trail continues beyond the waterfalls to Devil’s Racetrack, along a very steep ascent with many switchbacks. Here are a few pictures from a previous visit to the top…

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Planning a visit?

I arrived at Triple Falls before 7:30 a.m., and, to my delight, was the only person on site for the entirety of my nearly three-hour visit! However, if you happen to visit the area during nice weather on a weekend, you can expect to see several hikers along the trail. Parking is limited, with overflow along either side of Shelton Hollow Drive. It’s not a State Park and there aren’t any signs at the trailhead, nor restrooms or water. Instead, it’s marked by several boulders on your right. If you can look beyond some graffiti and discarded litter near the road, as well as traffic noise from I-75 (which dissipates with distance), you’ll certainly enjoy the hike!

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Lily Bridge At Obed

Following visits to Barnett Bridge and Jett Bridge, I next continued to Lily Bridge, in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park of Tennessee. It’s located near both Lily Bluff Overlook & Point Trail, and also spans the scenic Clear Creek.

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Jett Bridge At Obed

On TN-298 in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park is an exit for Jett Bridge, located along Clear Creek. It’s one of six spots where paddlers can put in their kayaks, canoes, and rafts. The hiking trail is short, though scenic. Restrooms available. Enjoy!

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More: see earlier post – Jett Bridge At Obed on November 7, 2019

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Clear Creek At Obed

I visited three bridges along Clear Creek: Barnett, Jett, Lily.

Clear Creek runs through the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, Tennessee. Accessible at various points, I parked at Barnett Bridge to enjoy a 1-mile out and back hike along the creek on a mostly flat sand-trail through the forest.

It’s a very peaceful setting without traffic or people. Just nature.

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Sunrise In The Forest

Enjoy this forest scene among the trees, as a strengthening morning sunrise glows brightly from the eastern horizon. Visit my galleries at Pixels and/or Zazzle for product information. Thanks!

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Cattails

This black and white photograph of cattails was taken at a local, muddy marsh. See more.

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Random Photographs

Random photographs from Knoxville, TN: an old, abandoned barn located near a commercial district, and a muddy pond with wildlife.

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Bald River Falls

Although most parks remain closed due to concerns about COVID-19, the picturesque Bald River Falls in the Cherokee National Forest can be enjoyed roadside. Prints available.

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The Stone Door

Located in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of Tennessee, The Stone Door features a stairway inside of a 10-foot wide by 100-foot deep crack running from the top of the escarpment into the gorge below. Prints available.