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Endless Mountains

Layers of mountains fill this digital landscape as far as the eye can see. You can see some cool items available featuring this scenery, by visiting my shop at Zazzle – it’s located a short distance beyond the last mountain peak, so you better bring your hiking boots!

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Black And White Trail

Rocks and roots cover a trail leading uphill into the forest along a hike at Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Tennessee. See more.

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Fog In The Valley

Banks of fog slowly rolling across the valley in a gorge at Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Tennessee, following intermittent periods of rain. Several different prints are available

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Fall Creek Falls

Following a period of rain, the clouds broke and sunshine filtered into the gorge and onto the 256-foot tall Fall Creek Falls, as seen from a nearby bluff. If you’d be interested in a print or other items featuring this photograph, then visit my gallery at Pixels. Thanks!

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Falling Water Falls

Heading home from Georgia, I traveled northwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee, to visit the 110-foot waterfall called Falling Water Falls.

I found a parking spot – one of six available – as I arrived, and was soon at the overlook above the falls. It’s a very short hike along Little Falling Water Creek, on top of the Cumberland Escarpment, and the view is expansive! It is, however, difficult to see the waterfall except by looking down over the edge – probably a great location for photography using a drone.

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I asked two local hikers (Logan, Austin) about access to the base of the falls, though quickly decided against climbing down a rope affixed to the side of a cliff.

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Paw Paw Creek

Hiking through a forest near Spencer, Tennessee, I came upon this scenic waterway named Paw Paw Creek. Prints and more available.

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Cascades At Cane Creek

Cane Creek Cascades is located in the Fall Creek Falls State Park, in Spencer, Tennessee. It was raining on-and-off during my visit in the early morning hours, and this image represents a stack of 20 individual photographs shot in close succession. It’s available on a variety of fine quality prints & more – visit my gallery at Pixels.

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Laurel Falls At Savage Gulf

Location: in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area of the South Cumberland State Park, near Coalmont, Tennessee.

Laurel Falls stands 25-feet tall and is a short hike along a trail which begins behind the Stone Door Ranger Station…

This is a scenic hike suitable for all ages, with a small observation platform and easy access to the top of the falls. I couldn’t find an obvious path to the base of the falls, however, and there aren’t any safety rails – so, children and pets should be monitored closely.

Parking is close with handicap spaces available. There is a restroom and information billboard, also. If interested in a somewhat longer hike, you might consider an adjoining trailhead to The Stone Door.

Prints

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Cherokee Falls

After enjoying Hemlock Falls, I hiked up the canyon and headed upstream along the trail – and then back downhill, again – to see the 60-foot tall Cherokee Falls. Part of the Cloudland Canyon State Park, in Georgia, it’s a short hike & well worth the visit!

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Enjoy the great outdoors!

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Hemlock Falls Trail

I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the 90-foot tall Hemlock Falls, located near Trenton, Georgia, in the Cloudland Canyon State Park – on the western edge of Lookout Mountain – on the Cumberland Plateau. The park has a $5/vehicle entrance fee.

Leaving Knoxville, Tennessee at 5:00 a.m., it was a 2 hour drive and I was the first person to arrive at the trail. By the time I returned to my vehicle, however, the parking lot was full.

Suggestion

If you arrive early, come prepared with the correct fee: an envelope with 16-quarters + a $1 bill isn’t easy to pass through the slot in the fee-deposit box. D’oh!

During my hike, I met several interesting people – a Pastor and his wife from Knoxville, a couple traveling on vacation from Ohio, and an individual from Marietta, Georgia, who was filming the canyon using a drone.

Despite being only 1.1 miles out and back, visitors must traverse 600 steps into the canyon. I was pleased that the trails were in good condition, and the hike wasn’t too difficult. For those in need of a rest, however, several benches have been conveniently situated along the trail.

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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.

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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

Visit my shop to enjoy a print of Conasauga Falls in your home or place of work. Select between the following print types: framed, canvas, art, poster, tapestry, acrylic, metal and wood. Thanks!

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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.

You can find this design in my shop at Pixels on wall art, home decor, face masks, apparel, etc.. Hope to see you soon!

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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.