Morning Fog On Emory River

Prints available. High water on Emory River races around the bend and into a sunlit bank of lingering morning fog, at the base of an intact century-old structural support, from a railroad trestle. Photograph taken at Nemo Rapids, in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, Tennessee.

Fast Water

Prints available. The photograph was taken on the Emory River at Nemo Rapids, following substantial rainfall. If you’re looking to decorate a wall at home or the office, a variety of options are available: canvas, framed, art, poster, metal, acrylic, wood and tapestry. Other stuff, too. Thanks for stopping by!

Nemo Bridge

Prints available. The Cincinnati Southern Railway was built across the Cumberland Plateau here at Nemo in the 1870s. It became part of the Southern Railway system in the late 1890s. Many small extensions like the Catoosa Railroad were built to tap timber, coal, and other natural resources.

Nemo Rapids

Prints available. Located along Emory River in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, Tennessee, Nemo Rapids are an easy 1/4 mile hike from the parking area at Nemo Bridge, where several parking spaces are available. This photograph was taken in the morning. Hope to see you soon!

Morning On Emory River

Prints available. Sunlight cleared the cloud-cover this morning on the Emory River, accelerating the dissipation of fog. Located in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, in Wartburg, Tennessee.

Nemo Rapids

Nemo Rapids are located along Emory River in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, Tennessee. If you’d be interested in a print or other items, please visit my online shops at Pixels and/or Redbubble.

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Nemo Rapids

Located along Emory River in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, Tennessee, Nemo Rapids are an easy 1/4 mile hike from the parking area at Nemo Bridge, where several parking spaces are available.

Visitors may enjoy limited playground equipment and picnic tables, as well as basic restrooms. An informational placard also provides historical references & area map. To see Nemo Rapids, walk underneath Nemo Bridge and between several large rocks, to follow a sandy trail toward the water. There, the trail branches to the left and into the woods – this path leads to the rapids, further downstream.

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Nemo Bridge Trail At Obed

History

Photograph (above, modified) & information (below) from placard located on site.

After the Civil War, saw and grist mills emerged in Tennessee’s Morgan and Cumberland counties. Corn meal, flour, logs, and other goods from the early lumber and pulp industries were shipped along this bridge.

The Cincinnati Southern Railway was built across the Cumberland Plateau here at Nemo in the 1870s. It became part of the Southern Railway system in the late 1890s. Many small extensions like the Catoosa Railroad were built to tap timber, coal, and other natural resources.

The epic flood of 1929 destroyed the means by which workers made a living, ripping up railway lines and washing away virtually every mill and building in its path – just as America sank into the Great Depression.

The Hike

I recently visited Wartburg, Tennessee, where I enjoyed a 5 mile (roundtrip) hike along the Nemo Bridge Trail to Alley Ford. Located in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, the trailhead begins at the Rock Creek Campground and continues 14.2 miles to the distant Devils Breakfast Table.

The hike to Alley Ford is rated as moderately difficult with several changes in elevation. There is also a very rocky downhill section of the trail near the end which requires deliberate footing. It was a cold 30-degrees when I began the hike, along which I encountered layers of rain-soaked leaves, creating slippery conditions and, periodically, effectively camouflaging the trail.

Along the way I enjoyed seeing many different sandstone cliffs, colorful autumn foliage, a large group of wild turkeys, and, at the end, the Obed River. Due to recent rains, though, many of the river-rocks otherwise visible at Alley Ford were covered in water.

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